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NYC mayoral race 2013

Up Close With NYC's Mayoral Candidates: Anthony Weiner (D)

Listen this week at 7:40 a.m. and 5 p.m. for profiles of each of the leading candidates, and scroll down for more profiles.

The 48-year old ex-Congressman sure has a difficult time staying out of the media spotlight, and he’s been on the cover of the Daily News and New York Post more times than he’d probably like. But despite a second sexting scandal (the first being in 2011 when he resigned from Congress) and numerous calls to drop out of the mayor’s race, Anthony Weiner continues his run for the New York City throne.

Up Close With NYC's Mayoral Candidates: John Liu (D)

Listen this week at 7:40 a.m. and 5 p.m. for profiles of each of the leading candidates, and scroll down for more candidates' profiles.

Growing up as an immigrant in New York City, politics were never in the cards for a young John Liu.  His family left Taiwan when he was only five, moving to Queens in search of the American Dream.