“My dad did not... seek to marry a black woman to put on display."
September 7, 2013 5:20 PM Subscribe
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In the final days before the New York City mayoral primary on September 10th, current mayor Michael Bloomberg is coming under attack for an article published
this week in New York Magazine in which he criticizes frontrunner
Bill de Blasio for running a“class-warfare and racist” campaign because of the way in which he has used “his family to gain support.
Mr. de Blasio's wife, Chirlaine McCray, became a topic of press attention
when an article surfaced that she wrote for Essence magazine in 1979 about being out and proud as a young, single lesbian woman. The de Blasio children, Chiara
have both hit the campaign trail for their dad, talking about such issues as ending the NYPD policy of "stop and frisk."
Meanwhile, Bloomberg's heir-apparent, Christine Quinn
) has slipped into third place in some polls, perhaps, in large part, due to a grassroots activist group called Anybody But Quinn.
de Blasio would need to take 40% of the Democratic electorate to avoid a run-off on October 1st.
The day after the primary, of course, New York will commemorate the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, which took place the morning of the 2001 mayoral primary.