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10 Things You Should Know About The NYC Mayoral Race - Part 1

Does New York City want to harken back to the not so halcyon days of insolvency, high crime rates and political misdemeanors? Are there enough New Yorkers who remember the city under mayors Abraham Beame, Ed Koch and David Dinkins? Together they comprise 20 years of liberal policies that left Rudy Giuliani a literal mess to clean up. 

I remember getting in trouble for taking my 12 year cousin Patrick to see The Warriors. Sneaking out was one thing, it is what young boys do. The fact that it reflected the current state of New York City scared my parents and boy did we pay the price.

Now we have a lineup of candidates some of whom are a liberal progressive nightmare. The Republicans are not in a great position to take the seat. New York City's future is on the line. 

The primary is September 10, 2013. If no candidate gets 40% of the vote, a runoff between the top two finishers will be held on October 1, 2013. The future solvency of New York City will be decided by those that will revel or suffer after the general election on November 5, 2013. 

Democrats - Christine Quinn, Bill de Blasio, Bill Thompson and Anthony Weiner

Republicans - Joe Lhota, John Catsimatidis 

Independent - Adolfo Carrion (independent with no primary) 


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