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

Pundit: If Anyone Scares The New York City Democrats, It’s Joe Lhota

Joe Lhota said he’d make a great partner in the game of Trivial Pursuit because he has a storehouse of knowledge about a whole lot of things. But there’s nothing trivial about his desire to be mayor of New York City.

01/18/2013

Joseph Lhota (file / credit: MTA)

MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota Resigning To Explore NYC Mayoral Bid

Wednesday marked Joe Lhota’s last board meeting as the chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. He’s resigning effective Dec. 31 to mull a run for mayor as a Republican.

12/19/2012

Joe Lhota (credit: MTA)

Sources: MTA Chairman Joe Lhota To Run For New York City Mayor

Lhota, who took over as the head of the MTA earlier this year, had been mulling a run for some time, but it appears his stock soared with the public due to his handling of Hurricane Sandy, pushing him to throw his hat in the ring.

12/18/2012

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Report: Bloomberg Urged Hillary Clinton To Run For Mayor

Many have wondered whether retiring U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton might consider another stab at the presidency in 2016, but a published report Monday said Mayor Michael Bloomberg was hoping she might run for another office even sooner.

12/03/2012

NYC Mayoral Hopefuls (L-R): Christine Quinn (credit: council.nyc.gov); Bill Thompson (file/credit: Jemal Countess/Getty Images); John Liu (credit: comptroller.nyc.gov); Bill de Blasio (credit: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for NY1)

Four Mayoral Hopefuls Weigh In On Storm Preparedness, Fiscal Cliff In Panel Discussion

Former New York City Comptroller Bill Thompson, the only announced Democratic candidate for mayor, was joined on the panel by City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, current comptroller John Liu and public advocate Bill de Blasio.

11/28/2012

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer

Manhattan Borough President Stringer Announces Run For City Comptroller

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer announced Sunday that he will run for city comptroller next year.

11/18/2012

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota (L-R) inside Hugh L. Carey Brooklyn Battery Tunnel before its reopening Nov. 13, 2012 (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

MTA Chairman’s Name Tossed Into Mix For Mayoral Race

On the heels of his handling of the recovery in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy, MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota’s name has come up as a possible Republican candidate for mayor.

11/14/2012

New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly (file / credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Exclusive CBS 2/Rasmussen Poll: New Yorkers Not In Favor Of Kelly Running For Mayor

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly is one of the most popular people in New York City, but residents have a message for him: “don’t give up your day job.”

04/19/2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Poll: Mayor Bloomberg’s Approval Rating Falls

A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday shows a majority of New York City voters believe Bloomberg lost his focus during his third term.

10/19/2011

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