NEW YORK—On Tuesday afternoon as the leaves change color, Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife, Chirlane McCray, voted in their Brooklyn district in Park Slope Branch Library.
Passersby included old men and women, children and a guy taking his dog on a trip. He voted on the Democratic line, as he had said he would. McCray didn’t disclose who she had voted for.
“She’s a private citizen,” de Blasio joked.
Despite many expert predictions that the Republicans will take over the Senate in the mid-terms, de Blasio expressed optimism for his party.
“I don’t have a crystal ball, but I think there’s a good shot for sure we’ll hold the Senate,” said de Blasio. “I think there are a lot of strong Democratic candidates out there.”
Although he didn’t make any overt statements, de Blasio reiterated that he and the governor, Andrew Cuomo shared the same values and vision. Cuomo is running for re-election against lesser known Republican Westchester county executive, Rob Astorino.