New York Today: Last Candidates Standing

wochit politics
September 11, 2013 AT 5:32 AM
The first leg of a New York election that has been anything but predictable is over. Anthony D. Weiner and Eliot Spitzer will not cast off their scandals and return to public service. Bill de Blasio, once a long-shot in the Democratic mayoral primary, won. But it was not immediately clear whether he had avoided an Oct. 1 runoff with William C. Thompson Jr. Joseph J. Lhota, the former transit chief and deputy mayor under Rudolph W. Giuliani, took the Republican primary.