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Rudy Giuliani at a campaign stop with Joe Lhota on Staten Island on Nov. 1, 2013 (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Giuliani Joins Lhota, Christie On Campaign Stops

Largely absent from Lhota’s campaign, Giuliani swooped in Friday to rally seniors on Staten Island’s South Shore.

11/01/2013

New York City mayoral candidate Joe Lhota and Bill de Blasio speak at a news conference near the United Nations headquarters denouncing Iran's diplomacy offensive on Sept. 23, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

NYC Mayoral Hopefuls Make Appeal To Voters With Election Day Fast Approaching

Ahead of the vote, Democrat Bill de Blasio and Republican Joe Lhota each sat down for one-on-one interviews with WCBS 880′s Rich Lamb to discuss the key issues impacting voters this election season.

11/01/2013

Chirlane McCray and Bill de Blasio (credit: Getty Images)

Chirlane McCray, Bill De Blasio: Partners In Life, Politics

De Blasio’s wife, Chirlane McCray, discussed her marriage as well as her childhood.

10/31/2013

Joe Lhota and Bill de Blasio debate on Oct. 30, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Lhota On The Attack, De Blasio Plays It Safe In Final Debate

A day after the first anniversary of superstorm Sandy, New York’s mayoral candidates, meeting in their third and final debate Wednesday, each said they were the best choice to lead the city through another natural disaster.

10/30/2013

Bill de Blasio (credity: Spencer Platt/Getty Images News), Joe Lhota (credit: Andy Kropa/Getty Images Entertainment)

Poll: De Blasio Maintains Overwhelming Lead Over Lhota A Week Before Election

The New York Times/Siena College Poll of likely voters gives de Blasio a 45-point lead, 68 percent to 23 percent.

10/28/2013

Marijuana (file/credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Marijuana Takes Center Stage In Race For Brooklyn District Attorney

The Democratic nominee for Brooklyn district attorney wants to decriminalize marijuana. But others argue this strategy will overburden the criminal justice system.

10/25/2013

New York City Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota (file/credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Lhota Announces Plan For More Proactive Policing, Voices Support For Stop-And-Frisk

Lhota said constant police training and community outreach are needed and added he doesn’t believe that many find stop-and-frisk over the top.

10/24/2013

Republican mayoral hopeful Joe Lhota campaigns, Oct. 23, 2013. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Lhota, Confident In Comeback, Compares Himself To Red Sox Slugger

When asked whether he’s bring out any big political names to campaign for him in the closing days of the race, Lhota did hint at a possible show of support from his old boss, former Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

10/23/2013

Mayoral candidates Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota debate on Oct. 22, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Gloves Come Off: Lhota, de Blasio Trade Heated Jabs, Raise Voices In Second Debate

Mayoral candidates Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota took jabs, raised their voices and frequently talked over each other at their second debate Tuesday, with de Blasio repeatedly accusing Lhota of “fearmongering,” and Lhota accusing de Blasio of failing to keep promises and being soft on crime.

10/22/2013

NYC mayoral candidates Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota (credit: Getty Images)

Lhota Continues Attacking De Blasio With Two Weeks To Go Before Mayoral Election

Lhota’s significant shift in strategy comes on the heels of the campaign’s first debate last week, when the Republican appeared caught off guard by de Blasio’s aggressiveness.

10/21/2013

NYPD officers monitor a march against stop-and-frisk tactics used by police on Feb. 23, 2013 in New York City.   (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Shock Poll: NYC Voters Want Low Crime Over Stop-And-Frisk Reform 2 To 1

With Election Day two weeks away, city voters say safety is more important than certain privacy rights.

10/21/2013

A 32-ounce soda is filled at a Manhattan McDonalds on September 13, 2012.(Photo Illustration by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

De Blasio Sweet On Bloomberg’s Plan To Ban Super-Sized Sugary Drinks

The Democratic mayoral hopeful has been a critic of some of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s policies, but agrees with the mayor on one controversial issue.

10/18/2013

New York City mayoral candidate Joe Lhota and Bill de Blasio speak at a news conference near the United Nations headquarters denouncing Iran's diplomacy offensive on Sept. 23, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Lhota, De Blasio Ramp Up Rhetoric As Election Nears

Democratic mayoral nominee Bill de Blasio is hitting back after challenger Joe Lhota’s controversial new television ad hit airwaves.

10/17/2013

A group of Muslims attend a rally in Brooklyn for mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio on Oct. 16, 2013. (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

De Blasio Tells Muslims He’ll End Broad NYPD Spying If Elected

De Blasio said that, on his watch, NYPD surveillance tactics would only be authorized to follow up on specific leads.

10/16/2013