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Politics

New front-runner in NYC mayor’s race

Liberal Brooklyn Democrat ahead in bid for mayor

NEW YORK — Bill de Blasio has gone from afterthought to front-runner with stunning speed.

The most liberal candidate in the New York City mayoral race, whose City Hall bid was floundering mere weeks ago, now enjoys a shocking perch atop the polls in the latest turn of the most unpredictable citywide campaign in decades.

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