NYC’s 2013 primaries are over…for the most part. As of early Wednesday morning it was too close to call to see if Bill de Blasio garnered the 40% of the votes necessary to win the Democratic primary outright. Not to be outdone by the winners, Anthony Weiner gave the middle finger to members of the media Tuesday evening after leaving his campaign primary party.
It turns out both Weiner and Eliot Spitzer failed in their attempts to return to political office following sex scandals. Spitzer lost to Scott Stringer in the Democratic primary for city comptroller while Weiner came in fifth place in the Democratic mayoral primary, according to the Huffington Post. The question becomes, what will Spitzer and Weiner do now that their comeback attempts failed?
In the two mayoral primaries, Joe Lhota beat John Catsimatidis for the Republican nomination for mayor as expected. Also as expected, Bill de Blasio got the most votes in the Democratic primary. However, as of 12am Wednesday morning, it was still too close to call as to whether or not there would be a runoff between de Blasio and Thompson for the Democratic nomination.
Bill Thompson did not concede when talking at his campaign party. It sounds like it may take a little while longer to see if de Blasio has won the primary outright or if he will face Thompson in a runoff.
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