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September 17, 2009 / Brooklyn news / Politics / Election Coverage

And now, the runoffs!

The Brooklyn Paper

It ain’t over yet!

Primary day came and went, but Councilmen Bill DeBlasio (D–Park Slope) and David Yassky (D–Brooklyn Heights) both face another hurdle in their battles to become public advocate and comptroller, respectively — a Sept. 29 run-off election.

DeBlasio pulled off a shocker when he finished first in the primary to become the city’s ombudsman with 32.63 percent of the vote, but he couldn’t secure the 40 percent of the vote needed to avoid the run-off against second-place finisher, in this case, former Public Advocate Mark Green, who landed 30.1 percent.

Meanwhile, Yassky landed enough votes to come in second with 30.5 percent, while first place finisher Councilman John Liu (D–Queens) fell just two points short of securing the Democratic nod outright.

The Democratic runoff election is on Sept. 29.

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