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Campaign Trail: De Blasio Surges. Again.


A Quinnipiac University poll released today revealed Bill de Blasio is leading the way with 36 percent — four points shy of avoiding a run-off — with City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and former Comptroller Bill Thompson trailing behind with 21 and 20 percent, respectively. [Capital New York]

The New York Police Department reportedly labelled several area mosques as terrorist organizations, leading to at least a dozen unsubstantiated investigations into these mosques and their patrons. [AP]

Comptroller and mayoral candidate John Liu promised to audit NYPD’s Intelligence Unit in light of AP’s mosque surveillance report. [Capital New York]

Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to release weekly updates on NYPD crime stats and city lawyers urge Judge to postpone policy reform as numbers show sharp decrease in stop-and-frisks. [Daily News]

The first live televised debate between the Republican mayoral candidates airs tonight on CBS at 7 p.m.. Stream it here.



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