11/16/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Bill De Blasio And Mark Green In Public Advocate Runoff

The Democratic race for public advocate narrowed to two candidates on Tuesday as City Councilman Bill de Blasio and Mark Green, who held the job for seven years, ran neck and neck in the primary election, forcing a runoff vote on Sept. 29.

Mr. de Blasio scored something of an upset, narrowly running ahead of Mr. Green, who had enjoyed a significant lead in pre-election polls.

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