1957 New York City mayoral election
Results by Borough
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The New York City mayoral election of 1957 occurred on Tuesday, November 5, 1957, with incumbent Democratic Mayor Robert F. Wagner, Jr. going on to decisively win a re-election victory for a second term in office.
Wagner received 69.23% of the vote to Christenberry's 26.86%, a landslide Democratic victory margin of 42.37%.
In a distant third was the United Taxpayers candidate Vito P. Battista, who received 3.08% of the vote.
Wagner was also the nominee of the Liberal Party, and additionally ran on the City Fusion ballot line.
Wagner would be sworn into his second term in January 1958.
|1957||party||Manhattan||The Bronx||Brooklyn||Queens||Richmond [Staten Is.]||Total||%|
|Robert F. Wagner, Jr.||Democratic - Liberal - Fusion||316,203||316,299||494,078||341,212||40,983||1,508,775||69.2%|
T O T A L
The Wagner-Christenberry campaign has left us one of the great campaign anecdotes: Christenberry was railing against Wagner's police department for not doing enough to fight corruption and vice, so the cops raided Christenberry's illegal casino in the basement of the hotel he was manager of. Other vote was: Vito Battista - United Taxpayer's Party - 67,266 3.1%; Joyce Cowley - Socialist Workers - 13,453 0.6%; Eric Haas - Socialist Labor- 4,611 0.2%
- "New York City Mayoral Election 1957". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 29 April 2014.