NEW YORK (AP) — Disappointed supporters of failed New York City mayoral candidate Joe Lhota (LOH'-tuh) are warning against what the city will be like with Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) as mayor.
About 200 people on hand at Lhota's election party Tuesday night stayed to the end, hoping their candidate would pull off a surprise win.
Investment banker Darryl Wise said New Yorkers would realize over time they'd made a mistake electing de Blasio, the Democratic current public advocate.
Business consultant Anthony Carter said he was concerned the city would return to the crime-ridden days of the 1980s during de Blasio's time in City Hall.
Carter said de Blasio would have to reconcile his liberal rhetoric in order to govern effectively.