Two candidates in the race for the Democratic primary for the office of public advocate, Letitia James and Daniel Squadron, will have to face off in a runoff election on Oct. 1.
Neither of the top two candidates got enough of the votes to win outright. The Associated Press was reporting that James, a Councilwoman from Brooklyn, had about 34 percent of the vote with 97 percent of precincts reporting as of 12:34 a.m. Squadron, a three-term state senator, had about 33 percent of the vote.
Three other candidates split the rest of the vote.
The little-known office of public advocate serves as an ombudsman and is second in line to the mayor.