1. MAYORAL MAYHEM

    Poll: De Blasio May Win Primary

    NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 12:  Public Advocate and New York City Mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio speaks at an endorsement in Times Square by Local 802, which represents musicians playing in Broadway musicals, the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic, and other musical ensembles on August 12, 2013 in New York City. De Blasio responded to the federal court ruling this morning that has called New York City's stop-and-frisk policies unconstitutional by saying that he agrees with the judgement.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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    The underdog's on top. New York City mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio is slated to win the Democratic primary without a runoff on Election Day, September 10, a new poll shows. According to a Quinnipiac University poll taken over Labor Day weekend, de Blasio is in the lead with 43 percent of likely voters, leading William Thompson, who’s at 20 percent, and Christine Quinn, at 18 percent. A candidate needs more than 40 percent in the primary to avoid an October runoff with the second-place option.

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