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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio votes in the Democratic primary, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The mayor faces a crowded primary field, but no challengers with his organizing power or financial muscle, as he seeks a second term as the leader of the country's largest city. (Mark Lennihan/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio votes in the Democratic primary, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The mayor faces a crowded primary field, but no challengers with his organizing power or financial muscle, as he seeks a second term as the leader of the country's largest city. (Mark Lennihan/AP)

Mayor Bill de Blasio is seeking a second term but first he has to clear today's primary, which features several other Democratic candidates. The winner will face Republican Nichole Malliotakis and independent candidate Bo Dietl in November.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with WNYC's Brigid Bergin (@brigidbergin) about the race.

This segment aired on September 12, 2017.

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