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Today's Lead: De Blasio As Frontrunner

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The media appears to be eyeing Public Advocate Bill de Blasio as the new frontrunner in the Democratic  mayoral primary race after some polls showed him in the lead up to the primary. The New York Times takes a look at his management style during Hilary Clinton's 2000 Senate race and finds he "could be agonizingly inefficient in a high-pressure, ever-shifting situation."WNYC says that De Blasio has been the city's "official gadfly" for the past three yearsbut that now he is trying to demonstrate "he also knows how to run things." Kenneth Lovett of the Daily News scrutinizes De Blasio's plan to raise city income tax on those making more than $500,000. He says it would need the blessing of the state and that insiders tell him that raising taxes "would have virtually no chance of passing in Albany next year."

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Guest Wednesday, 10 February 2016