Voters in New York City will head to the polls today to decide who takes the next step in the campaign to succeed Mayor Michael Bloomberg. And, for the first time in 20 years, it looks like this historically proud liberal town is ready to put a Democrat back in City Hall.
If one of the Democratic candidates gets 40% of the vote or more, he or she advances right to the run-off and there will be no second round in the primary. Recent polls show that Bill de Blasio is the only one with a shot at reaching 40%. But if he does not reach that 40% threshold, we’ll be set for a two-week runoff campaign – and that’s when the real fun begins! Polls indicate that it is down to a three-way race for the top two spots between Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and former Comptroller Bill Thomspon.More