New Yorkers have re-elected Democrat Bill de Blasio to a second time period as mayor of the Big Apple.
De Blasio’s win Tuesday was no shock, as polls all through the marketing campaign confirmed him main his GOP opponent — state Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis — and a crowded subject of third-party candidates together with former NYPD officer and detective Richard “Bo” Dietl.
De Blasio’s victory comes one week after New York City noticed the worst terror assault since 9/11. Sayfullo Saipov, a 29-year-old Uzbekistan native and ISIS sympathizer, is accused of killing eight individuals and injuring 12 after driving a truck down a crowded bike lane close to New York City’s World Trade Center on Halloween.
De Blasio’s first time period was stuffed with feuds with New York’s Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and investigations into marketing campaign donations and pay-to-play politics.
Just final month, a significant de Blasio donor, Jona Rechnitz, examined that he gave cash to the marketing campaign in alternate for entry and favors.
De Blasio stated his relationship with the donor was “not a particularly close” one, regardless of the person’s claims.
Mayoral spokesman Eric Phillips rejected Rechnitz’ accusations, telling the New York Post that, “These are nothing but reheated, repackaged accusations that have been extensively reviewed and passed on by authorities at multiple levels.”
“The administration has never and will never make government decisions based on campaign contributions,” he added.
Back in March, de Blasio narrowly prevented federal expenses for violating election regulation in regard to fundraising, regardless of the authorities’ claims that the marketing campaign has violated the “intent and spirit” of the regulation, the post report.
De Blasio has additionally been defiant in clashes with President Trump, declaring New York a ‘sanctuary metropolis’ regardless of the Trump administration’s robust stance on enforcement of federal immigration regulation.
“We won’t back down from protecting New Yorkers from terror – or from an overzealous administration fixated on xenophobia and division,” de Blasio tweeted in March.
Boston’s incumbent Democratic Mayor Marty Walsh additionally gained re-election on Tuesday.