Wednesday, November 6, 2013

De Blasio says NYC voters chose 'progressive path'

NEW YORK (AP) — Bill de Blasio says his landslide victory in New York City's mayoral election shows the people have chosen "a progressive path," and he 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, and he told cheering supporters that he was committed to "making sure that no son or daughter of New York falls behind."

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

With 14 percent of precincts reporting, he had 73 percent of the vote to Republican Joe Lhota's 24 percent.

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