NYC: Joe Lhota Defeats John Catsimatidis To Win Republican Mayoral Nomination

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joe-lhotaGOP mayoral hopeful Joe Lhota defeated John Catsimatidis today in the party’s primary election, leaving him eight weeks to win over voters in a city where Democrats outnumber Republicans by a 6-to-1 margin.

Lhota, a former transit chief and Giuliani administration deputy mayor, led Catsimatidis, a grocery and oil mogul, 52 to 41 percent with 79 percent of precincts reporting, according to The Associated Press. Long-shot candidate George McDonald, an advocate for the poor, had 6.7%.

Read more at AM NEW YORK.

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