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De Blasio Wins New York Mayoral Race as Democrat Routs Lhota

Bill de Blasio, who built his underdog campaign for New York mayor on promises to restrain police stop-and-frisk tactics and reduce income inequality, won in a landslide, putting a Democrat in charge of City Hall for the first time in 20 years.

De Blasio, 52, New York’s elected public advocate, beat Republican Joseph Lhota 73 percent to 24 percent, with 99 percent of the precincts reporting. The 49-point margin is the most for a non-incumbent in city history and the widest since Mayor Edward Koch won a third term in 1985 by 68 points.