New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio won the most votes in the Democratic mayoral primary, after campaigning against the police department’s stop-and-frisk tactics and what he said were Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s policies favoring the rich.
New York Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, who wants to boost taxes on the wealthy, led former city Comptroller William Thompson in the race for the Democratic Party’s nomination for mayor, according to unofficial results.
John Catsimatidis, a self-made billionaire who wants to be New York’s next mayor, sat in his cramped wood-paneled office wearing a $190 Jos. A. Bank suit. His light blue shirt bore stains where his belly bulged, and his frizzy, salt-and-pepper hair darted in all directions.
Anthony Weiner, the disgraced former congressman turned New York City mayoral candidate, rejected calls to quit the campaign after revelations that he sent more sex texts and a lewd photo of himself to a woman over the Internet after the scandal that drove him from office in 2011.
A judge’s order installing a monitor to oversee the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk tactics may boost the mayoral candidacy of Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and hurt former Comptroller William Thompson.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg invoked Detroit’s bankruptcy to recall the most populous U.S. city’s own brush with insolvency and warn its residents that they shouldn’t take the current fiscal well-being for granted.
The richest people on the planet got even richer in 2012, adding $241 billion to their collective net worth, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a daily ranking of the world’s 100 wealthiest individuals.