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New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio wins Democratic primary

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is projected to win the mayoral Democratic primary Tuesday.

The incumbent will beat out the four other democrat candidates with more than 90 percent of precincts reporting. He had more than 74 percent of the vote, according to unofficial returns. 

Only 23 percent of registered Democrats voted in the primary. 

He was widely considered the favorite against Sal Albanese, Richard Bashner, Robert Gangi and Michael Tolkin. 

Albanese, his closest rival, noted the campaign isn’t finished because he’ll be on the ballot in the general election as a Reform Party candidate. 

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife Chirlane McCray voted today at the polling station in Park Slope in Brooklyn

De Blasio is projected to beat Sal Albanese, his closest rival

Albanese noted the campaign isn't finished because he'll be on the ballot in the general election as a Reform Party candidate

De Blasio is projected to beat Sal Albanese, his closest rival. Albanese noted the campaign isn’t finished because he’ll be on the ballot in the general election as a Reform Party candidate

 ‘When you are up against a mountain of special interest money, it is tough to compete,’ he said. 

The mayor and his wife wife Chirlane McCray voted today at the polling station in Park Slope in Brooklyn. 

He will face Republican Nicole Malliotakis in the general election on November 7. De Blasio will also face independent candidate Bo Dietl, a private detective. 

Most party primaries in New York state are closed contests, meaning a voter must be a registered member of the party in order to cast a ballot. 

New York City also was holding primaries Tuesday for other local offices.

Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, who stepped into the role when his predecessor took ill and later died, won the Democratic primary election for that job. He had more than half the votes with almost 90 percent of precincts reporting, according to unofficial results. He defeated five other candidates.

Gonzalez took over as acting district attorney when Kenneth Thompson announced toward the end of last year that he was ill and would be undergoing treatment for cancer. Thompson died shortly after, and no replacement was named, leaving Gonzalez in place. 

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