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.
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 Jersey Governor Chris Christie, strolling the Wildwood boardwalk for 90 minutes, belonged to anyone who wanted to gab about Hurricane Sandy rebuilding or razz him about his beloved New York Mets baseball team.
Anthony Weiner lost his lead among seven Democratic candidates for New York mayor in the first poll since he said he engaged in lewd Internet exchanges more than a year after resigning from Congress over similar behavior.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg called for avoiding tax increases and raising some workers’ retirement age as he laid out steps to plug a deficit that may be about 7 percent of a projected $67.5 billion budget.
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has raised $16 million in a campaign to challenge Democratic Governor David Paterson in 2010 for the state’s top job, according to a person familiar with his plans.
William Thompson still boasts about how in 2009 he came within 4.3 percentage points of denying New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg his third term even though the billionaire incumbent outspent him 10 to 1.
Bill de Blasio says a defining moment in his campaign to become New York’s next mayor was when he told a roomful of corporate leaders they should pay higher taxes to fund preschool programs for all city children.