Bill de Blasio, Chirlane McCray

The Race About Race:
The NYC Bid for Mayor

As NYC Mayor Bloomberg and others weigh in, race moves front and center in NYC mayoral politics

by Donovan X. Ramsey, September 10, 2013

Bill de Blasio, Chirlane McCray

NYC Mayoral Candidate Bill de Blasio plants a kiss on wife Chirlane

Photo courtesy of Spencer Platt/Getty Images

worked for. He worked for Rudy Giuliani; he was the top deputy for Rudy Giuliani when Rudy was dividing this city as a matter of political strategy…I hope Joe Lhota doesn’t think he’s going to replay that playbook. If he is, he’s for in a very rude awakening.”

Lhota is polling with nearly the twice the support of his opponent for the Republican nomination. If de Blasio pulls out a primary victory Tuesday, it’s likely the two will face off to become New York City’s next mayor.


Donovan X. Ramsey is a multimedia journalist who writes about all things social, political, cultural, financial and whimsical. Follow him on Twitter @iDXR, or


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