Bill De Blasio Surges Ahead In New York City Mayoral Race
By kena On 3 Oct, 2013 At 04:12 PM | Categorized As Features, News | With 0 Comments

 

Mayoral front-runner Bill de Blasio now has a 50-point lead over Republican Joe Lhota, Bill de Blasio is seeking to become the first Democratic mayor of New York in two decades.

De Blasio’s lead is especially large among black and Hispanic voters, at 90 percent to 6 percent of support over Lhota among blacks and 79 percent to 10 percent among Hispanics. White voters favor de Blasio 55 to 40.

De Blasio’s wife, Chirlane McCray, is black, and she and the couple’s biracial children — Chiara, a college freshman, and Dante, a high-school junior — have featured heavily in the campaign. The campaign’s first TV ad featured Dante — who sports a majestic Afro — praising his father’s policy proposals. The Afro became a sensation in the campaign, and the New York Daily News even accused de Blasio of “cashing in on [his] son’s hair.” According to the campaign’s research, de Blasio would be the first New York mayor in history with a child in the New York public schools. McCray, an activist, spoken-word poet and writer, was a lesbian who wrote about her sexuality in Essence magazine in a 1979 essay. But when she met de Blasio in 1991 — he was an aide to then-Mayor Dinkins and she was working for the city’s human-rights commission — she fell in love

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