New York City has had Republican mayors for 16 years. But Republican candidates without the notoriety of Rudolph Giuliani or the wealth of Michael Bloomberg have a much harder time in a city where registered Democrats still outnumber Republicans by at least 5-to-1. As WNYC’s Beth Fertig reports, the two Republicans running for Comptroller and Public Advocate are learning that lesson first-hand.
Joe Mendola, Republican candidate for City Comptroller, campaigns around the city by subway and bus because he has such a small budget. (by Beth Fertig)
Alex Zablocki, Republican candidate for Public Advocate, greeting voters at the Staten Island Ferry terminal in Manhattan. (by Beth Fertig)