NEW YORK - City Comptroller William Thompson Jr. easily defeated fellow Democrat Tony Avella and will face Mayor Michael Bloomberg in November's mayoral election.
Bloomberg wasn?t in Tuesday?s primaries, but he held a rally with supporters in New York City anyway. The mayor didn't mention Thompson by name, but tried to cast him as a return to politics as usual, someone who comes from a political machine run by party bosses and special interests.
In the Democratic race for public advocate, City Councilman Bill de Blasio and former Public Advocate Mark Green are headed for a runoff.
With 99 percent of precincts reporting, de Blasio had about 32.5 percent of the vote compared to 31 percent for Green.
If neither candidate gets 40 percent, there will be a runoff in two weeks on Sept. 29.
News12 The Bronx Primary 2009 Results