Right up until the last second, in a packed upper floor of the Gansevoort Park Avenue Hotel, Joe Lhota's supporters held out a little hope.
Photo by C.S. Muncy Joe Lhota, conceding. See more photos from Joe Lhota's election night party here.
"No chance," a white-haired older gent replied, when asked if Lhota might win. "But he'll be a lot closer than what they're predicting." The gentleman, who didn't want to give his name, thought the poll numbers were most likely misleading, and that Lhota might get something in the neighborhood of 40 percent of the vote.
"I don't think people are very enthusiastic about stating their support for him," he explained. "But what they do when they're alone, voting, is something else entirely."More »