New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio

Mayor de Blasio Far Ahead

The New York Times reports on what they describe as “unfamiliar territory” for Mayor Bill de Blasio–in the lead. He came from behind to win both his races for Public Advocate in 2009 and then for Mayor in 2013. This time, however, he has few serious opponents in the Democratic primary. The Republican challengers, Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis and real estate executive Paul Massey, don’t seem to be attracting much of a following.

Bo Dietl needs the Republican Party to give him a Wilson-Pakula certificate to run in the Republican Primary for Mayor. Will they let him run?

Will Bo Dietl Run as a Republican? Can He?

Despite the negative reviews (including here on¬†ShakingNews), Bo Dietl’s campaign for Mayor continues. And maybe he has some better advisors now than when he announced his independent run for Mayor because he’s now seeking the Republican nomination.

Wait, what?

Even though he’s an independent, Bo Dietl is seeking the Republican nomination for mayor. He’s already picked up the support of a Republican City Councilman from Queens.

Can he do that?

New York is one of the few states in the country where someone can win the nomination of a party without being a member.

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