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George McDonald Election: Doe Fund Founder Hopes For GOP Primary Win (LIVE BLOG)

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George McDonald, a Republican, is the founder of the Doe Fund, a non-profit organization for the homeless.

Voters will decide during Tuesday's primary election who they want as their Democratic and Republican candidates for New York City mayor. The latest poll has him third place among Republican candidates for mayor.

Democratic primary candidates in the mayor's race include Sal Albanese, Randy Credico, Bill de Blasio, Neal Grimaldi, John Liu, Christine Quinn, Erick Salgado, Bill Thompson and Anthony Weiner. Republican candidates include John Catsimatidis, Joseph Lhota and George McDonald.

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An exuberant de Blasio spoke before supporters Tuesday evening, offering "my gratitude" and stating that "I will never forget what you have done...you have made this campaign a cause, and I thank you for elevating it to that level."

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With 96 percent of precincts reporting and Bill de Blasio hovering microscopically above the 40 percent threshold needed to secure the Democratic mayoral nomination, it appears that votes are poised for a recount. Bill Thompson has stated that he is not conceding tonight and is reportedly chanting "three more weeks!" with supporters.

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City Council Speaker Christine Quinn officially conceded the Democratic nomination for mayor in a speech at the Dream Hotel with wife Kim Catullo by her side. For a full list of live results, click here.

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According to HuffPost's polling data, Scott Stringer has earned the Democratic nomination for New York City comptroller, with 93 percent of precincts reporting. Eliot Spitzer is said to be delivering his concession speech shortly.

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GOP mayoral nomination called for Joe Lhota, beating out rivals John Catsimatidis and George McDonald.

For live results, click here.

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