MCG Helps Bill de Blasio Win Democratic Runoff in Landslide Victory
Bill de Blasio defeated Mark Green in the Democratic runoff election to become the Democratic nominee for Public Advocate in New York City. In a landslide victory, Bill received 63% of the vote.
MCG is proud to have helped Bill go from a virtual unknown to an upset first-place primary finish, which led to a decisive victory in the runoff election last night.
The New York Times wrote:
"As he has done throughout the campaign, Mr. de Blasio promised he would fight for the needy and the working class and stand up 'when a mayor ignores the little people.'
"'This means supporting senior citizens and the working poor, supporting the homeless and the hungry,' Mr. de Blasio said. 'And more than anything, it means protecting our children from danger'…
"Mr. de Blasio, who came in first in the primary on Sept. 15, proved too formidable an opponent. He raised nearly $1.9 million, more than twice Mr. Green’s total, and collected the lion’s share of endorsements from prominent labor unions."