10:29 PM 11/07/2017
New York City Mayor Bill deBlasio won his re-election campaign Tuesday night, according to an Associated Press report.
DeBlasio, a Democrat, won another four years, beating out his Republican opponent Nicole Malliotakis and other candidates in a third party, the outlet reported soon after polls shut down.
During his campaign to seek re-election, de Blasio promised to fight policies coming out of the Trump White House, as well as seek to invest more in the city’s educational programs. Recently, de Blasio led the city through one of the worst terror attacks since 9/11, when Sayfullo Saipov drove his car down a bike path, killing eight people and severely wounding 12 other pedestrians.
During the campaign, other major progressive figures threw their weight behind de Blasio. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders endorsed him as candidate, as well as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
“Everything that Mayor de Blasio is trying to do is exactly the opposite of what Donald Trump is trying to do,” Sanders said previously. “This mayor is leading the city in a way to bring us together.”
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