Bill de Blasio

De Blasio Leads NYC Democratic Mayoral Primary, While Lhota Gets GOP Win

Could anybody be worse than Bloomberg?


New York City's public advocate Bill de Blasio has won a Democratic mayoral primary, unofficial results show.

With some 97% of precincts reporting, Mr de Blasio secured some 40% of the vote, but may still face a run-off with former city controller Bill Thompson.

In the Republican race, Joe Lhota, the former head of NYC's transit service, won with about 52%.

The winner of each party's primary will vie in November's mayoral election to replace incumbent Michael Bloomberg.