[New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio took the oath of office during a public inauguration ceremony at City Hall in New York City on Wednesday. Mayor de Blasio, along with his wife Chirlane McCray, and his children Chiara and Dante, took the subway to the ceremony. In his address, he promised to "leave no New Yorker behind." Image by Seth Wenig via AP]
In Tuesday night’s mayoral debate, Republican candidate Joe Lhota resorted to loud voices, eye rolls, and Rudy Giuliani-worship to prove that he deserves to be mayor of New York City. On the other side of the stage, Democratic candidate Bill de Blasio called out Lhota’s campaign for “race-baiting,” then stepped back watched Lhota self-destruct.
The majority of Tuesday night’s mayoral debate between Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota was spent covering the usual topics: charter schools, taxes, small businesses, well-paying jobs, the income gap, and stop and frisk policies. Both candidates even agreed on the importance of building more affordable housing in the city.