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GOP Candidates Ask "Who's Electable?" Days Before Primary

by Jeff Coltin
Lhota after the debate

Jeff Coltin, WFUV News

Republicans are always fighting an uphill battle in the heavily Democratic city of New York. To get voters to the polls, candidates have to convince them that they can win in November, whoever the Democrat may be. John Catsimatidis made his case in Sunday's debate saying only HE has the ability to garner support of minorities and the pro-business Democrats in the city. And the billionaire businessman said he has *something his opponent Joe Lhota doesn't: money.

NYC's Biggest Union Picks de Blasio in Mayor's Race

by Associated Press

Azi Paybarah, flickr

The biggest labor union in New York City has weighed in on the mayor's race. Local 1199 of the Service Employees International Union is providing a prized endorsement for Public Advocate Bill de Blasio in the competitive Democratic primary.

President George Gresham said Friday the health care workers' union sees de Blasio as a champion of working families.

The union represents more than 200,000 workers citywide. It's considered a powerful political ally that can turn out fleets of campaign volunteers.

Weiner Would Be Among Top Mayoral Candidates, Poll Finds

by Connor Ryan

Talk Radio News Service, flickr

It would seem as though announcing his candidacy would be unnecessary.

Less than two years after having to resign his House seat following a highly-publicized online scandal, Anthony Weiner is among the leading candidates of a contentious New York City mayoral race.

Should he enter the Democratic primary race for mayor today, Weiner would be supported by 15 percent of registered Democrats in New York City, according to an NBC New York-Marist poll released Tuesday. Christine Quinn is the only candidate that leads him with 26 percent of the votes.

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