Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday handily defeated a crowded field of challengers to win the Democratic mayoral primary as he continued his quest for a second term as the leader of the country's largest city. But the mayor himself apparently had to deal with some bureaucratic mishaps to keep it that way. Kevin Parker, who spoke highly of de Blasio's record. Unlike some other states, in NY only registered party members are allowed to vote in a party's primary. He says he's "not going to stop until we build that fairer city for every New Yorker".
Malliotakis (R-East Shore/Brooklyn) still faces a tough race against de Blasio as the Republican nominee.
For Brooklyn Democrats vying for City Council, incumbent Antonio Reynoso won the primary for District 34; incumbent Laurie Cumbo won District 35; incumbent Carlos Menchaca won District 38; incumbent Mathieu Eugene won District 40; Alicka Ampry-Samuel won District 41; incumbent Inez Barron won District 42; incumbent Jumaane Williams won District 45 and incumbent Chaim Deutsch won District 48.
But Albanese was feeling hopeful, saying he believed it would be a close race and that the belief that the mayor was likely to be reelected could work against him if de Blasio supporters stay home. Albanese, a self-described "underdog" has long acknowledged the difficulty of unseating an incumbent, but repeatedly said he remained in the race to give voters an alternative to de Blasio's "four years of broken promises".
Hizzoner, flanked by First Lady Chirlane McCray, arrived at the Park Slope public library in Brooklyn just before 8 a.m.to cast his ballot..
Ken Esposito, 79, wouldn't say whom he voted for at the polling site at PS 58 in Brooklyn.
"It's so slow it's disgusting", she said.
But a few dedicated politicos did straggle in Tuesday morning.
"Sal seems to be a man of the people".
Malliotakis has been critical of Mayor de Blasio's so-called sanctuary city policies. "I like his plans". He was widely considered the favorite against Sal Albanese, Richard Bashner, Robert Gangi and Michael Tolkin.