LIVE BLOG: Primary election night in New York

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AP projects Lhota as winner of the Republican primary

Times reports Stringer has a small lead; public advocate race too close to call between Squadron and James

Scott Stringer: Why voters should pick me over Eliot Spitzer

New York Times reports Bill de Blasio has a wide lead in the Democratic primary. Exit polls show de Blasio at 43, Thompson at 25 and Quinn at 18

Bill de Blasio enters Primary Day on top of polls

As polls close, city stops to watch president’s address

POLLS HAVE CLOSED IN NEW YORK

Sydney Leathers at Connolly’s in midtown tonight

James Ford is at Bill Thompson’s HQ

Narmeen Choudhury is at Joe Lhota ‘s HQ

Arthur Chi’en will have updates from Spitzer’s HQ tonight

https://twitter.com/Arthur_Chien/status/377589881792241665

Mary Murphy with an update from Quinn HQ

The latest from Jay Dow at de Blasio’s HQ

The time: 8:30pm, Tuesday. The place – a commanding view from the main podium inside Bill de Blasio’s campaign headquarters in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn.

All that’s missing – is a supportive, rowdy crowd…and an answer to the question of whether de Blasio will draw enough votes – at least 40-percent – to avoid a runoff.

Former New York City Comptroller Bill Thompson is running a close second, with city council speaker Christine Quinn in third.

In other words – it’s close…complements of sophisticated voters like Leif Walsh, who we met outside his local polling place. PIX11’s Jay Dow asked him if he’s feeling like any of the Democratic candidates have distanced themselves, and made a clear case for him as a voter. Walsh replied, “um, a couple of them have made a clear case against themselves, but i really haven’t seen anyone really pull ahead.”

De Blasio – the self-billed “Anti-Bloomberg”, built his campaign on a platform of change –he says is long overdue.

This unexpected front-runner has been using all the tools at his disposal – including his family…specifically – his 15-year old son Dante – who’s afro made for a memorable TV campaign ad.

The question tonight – will de Blasio serve up a blowout…or hunker down for – a runoff?

Guess who’s crashing Weiner’s party tonight!

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