Mayor de Blasio wins Democratic primary

- Facing a crowded primary field, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio cruised to victory Tuesday night on his journey to a second term.

He faced off against Sal Albanese, Richard Bashner, Robert Gangi and Michael Tolkin, none of whom could match the incumbent's fundraising and organizational strength.

De Blasio will now face Republican Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, of Staten Island, and private detective Bo Dietl, an independent, in November's general election.

The race is de Blasio's to lose given that registered Democrats outnumber Republicans 5 to 1 in New York City. However, de Blasio was the city's first Democratic mayor in two decades after two terms of Rudy Giuliani and three terms of Mike Bloomberg, who were both elected as Republicans.

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