NYC Primary: Dem Mayor candidate will be William Thompson

(excerpt from) The Democrat Herald

New York City Comptroller William Thompson Jr. has cruised to victory in the Democratic mayoral primary and will face billionaire incumbent Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

With 62 percent of precincts reporting, Thompson had about 69 percent of the vote. City Councilman Tony Avella of Queens had 22 percent…

Primary for Public Advocate probably so close a runoff primary will be needed…

(excerpt from) Newsday:

NEW YORK (AP) — City Councilman Bill de Blasio and former Public Advocate Mark Green are headed for a runoff in the close Democratic race for New York City Public Advocate.

With 99 percent of precincts reporting, de Blasio had about 32.5 percent of the vote compared to 31 percent for Green.

With neither candidate likely to get 40 percent, there would be a runoff in two weeks on Sept. 29.

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