Joseph Lhota celebrated his victory in New York’s Republican mayoral primary with a 17-minute speech in a packed Manhattan ballroom. He said his dad was a city cop and his mother worked so her kids could attend parochial school.
Bill de Blasio, the top vote-getter in New York’s Democratic mayoral primary, rallied hundreds of supporters amid reports of mounting pressure for second-place finisher William Thompson to back out of the race.
President Barack Obama, speaking from the same Washington stage where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a defining speech steering a nation’s course toward civil rights, said that for all the transformation, work remains in countering growing U.S. economic disparities.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said the civil rights movement is “work that remains unfinished,” speaking at the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.”