Republican Candidates: Don’t Forget About Us

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)

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)

Alex Zablocki, Republican candidate for Public Advocate, greeting voters at the Staten Island Ferry terminal in Manhattan. (by Beth Fertig)