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de Blasio says NYC Voters Chose 'Progressive Path'

by Associated Press
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Public Advocate BilL De Blasio

de Blasio will be first Democratic mayor in NYC in more than two decades.

Bill de Blasio says his landslide victory in New York City's mayoral election shows that the people have chosen "a progressive path" forward, and pledged to make tackling income inequality a top priority.

The Democrat delivered his victory speech Tuesday evening at an armory near his Brooklyn home.

Throughout his campaign, de Blasio warned that the gap between rich and poor has become too large in the city, and he told cheering supporters that he was committed to "making sure that no son or daughter of New York falls behind."

He said New York faces a "crisis of affordability," decades in the making.

With 14 percent of precincts reporting, he was taking 73 percent of the vote in his race against Republican Joe Lhota.

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