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Christie wins re-election as New Jersey governor

AP, WASHINGTON

In New York City, De Blasio’s overwhelming victory over Republican Joe Lhota, a onetime Giuliani deputy, is seen as reflecting unease with the inequality of wealth among city residents, even as New York prospered over the past two decades.

With 99 percent of the precincts reporting, De Blasio, who ran on a tax-the-rich platform that contrasted sharply with Bloomberg’s record, had 73 percent of the vote compared with 24 percent for Lhota.

Among other races, former health care executive Mike Duggan was elected mayor of Detroit, now undergoing the largest municipal bankruptcy in US history. In Boston, Democratic State Representative Martin Walsh was elected to succeed Mayor Thomas Menino.

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