liu wins runoff for comptroller nomination

In yesterday runoff election, New York City Council member John Liu, of Queens, won the Democratic nomination for city comptroller, beating fellow Councilman David Yassky, of Brooklyn: De Blasio and Liu Win in N.Y. Democratic Runoffs.

Voter turnout was extremely low, but Liu beat out Yassky 55.6 percent to 44.4 percent, based on unofficial returns last night from 99.9 percent of election districts. Here's the story with the return tallies: De Blasio, Liu Claim Victory In Primary Runoff.

Liu's victory pretty much makes him the favorite to win comptroller in the November election, in a city where Democrats outnumber Republicans six to one. If and when he's elected, he'll become the first Asian American elected to citywide office in New York City.

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