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Today's Lead: Letitia James Wins Public Advocate Seat

by Mike Muller, Oct 02, 2013
 

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Letitia James trounced Daniel Squadron in the Democratic primary runoff election for the public advocate's seat yesterday. She won about 60 percent of the vote. Since there's no Republican candidate, she will almost certainly take the position, becoming the first black woman to hold citywide office. She said her focus would be affordable housing and parents' education concerns. Squadron acknowledged that a negative robocall attacking James came from his campaign. Only about 6 percent of eligible voters cast ballots.

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