The city's Republicans saw through the Cruz charade, and dismissed his candidacy. Bashing de Blasio got him nothing. That does not mean that New York Republicans have embraced their city's mayor -- or his progressive politics. But hating on de Blasio did nothing to advance Cruz's standing.
And what of Bill de Blasio? As Cruz was collapsing, the mayor was celebrating. His candidate, Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton was sweeping the state by a 58-42 margin -- and dominating the city of "New York values" with even stronger numbers.