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Gotham Votes 2013

Campaign Trail Update: Lhota Wins Republican Nomination For Mayor


The Associated Press is reporting that former transit chief Joe Lhota has won the Republican nomination for mayor.

Lhota is the former chief of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and was credited with overseeing the effort to quickly get the subway system operational after it was crippled during Superstorm Sandy last year.

Lhota got 52 percent of the Republican vote, according to the AP. Coming in second with 41 percent of the vote was billionaire supermarket magnate John Catsimatidis.

"Next time, I'll work harder," Catsimatidis said during his concession speech tonight.

He said he called Lhota and congratulated him on his win.



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