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The city's next mayor has skillfully styled himself as the anti-Bloomberg

By Annalies Winny  

Bill de Blasio on the campaign trail with his family.

For months now, New York’s Democratic mayoral candidates have been strategically touring the streets of the five boroughs courting key voter blocs: Jews in Williamsburg, Hispanics in Spanish Harlem, blacks in central Brooklyn, white liberals on the Upper West Side, Chinese immigrants in Queens.

This year’s mayoral election, marking the end of Michael Bloomberg’s 12-year reign, has been optimistically billed by some as “post-racial.” That may be overstating the case, but this year, New York’s voting tribes are…

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