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One Day Until Public Advocate Election Day

Monday, September 30, 2013

Leticia James and Daniel Squadron during the Campaign Finance Board's Democratic Public Advocate runoff debate. (NY1 Video)

Tomorrow is voting day in the runoff election between Tish James and Daniel Squadron for the Democratic Public Advocate nomination. We play a few highlights from the recent debate and discuss some of the key issues that separate the two candidates.

Comments [5]

Michael D. D. White from Brooklyn Heights

The sell-off of NYC's public libraries is key to this race.

Squadron was favoring their sale then issued a press release for his runoff campaign kickoff saying that he would start opposing them. BUT at yesterday's City Council hearing on the sell-offs Tish James did battle grilling the BPL president Linda Johnson about Ratner's getting rights and profit from library sale while Squadron, requested to come, was missing in action unlike the other elected representatives who were there to protect the public. See:

Monday, September 23, 2013
Sell-Offs Of New York City Libraries Gets Focus In Public Advocate Runoff Race Between James and Squadron

http://noticingnewyork.blogspot.com/2013/09/sell-offs-of-new-york-city-libraries.html

And this video:
Tish Slams Library Sell-Offs At Hearing. Squadron MIA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WGZyDZxMVE&feature=share&list=UUuPpIz0HsroX68Fdth79EfA

Oct. 01 2013 10:59 AM
Edward from Washington Heights AKA pretentious Hudson Heights

The NY1 debate was funnier than anything on today's SNL.

How I miss the original cast and writers of the 1970's.

Sep. 30 2013 12:21 PM
Bob from Pelham, NY

I know this is a serious topic, but I can't help laughing every time I see the picture above -- it just looks exactly like a screen shot from a Weekend Update with Seth Myers skit on Saturday Night Live.

Sep. 30 2013 11:31 AM
Amy from Manhattan

Both candidates (& many candidates for other offices) have said, "I passed" some particular legislation. But 1 person can't pass a law. I'd like to hear all candidates who make such a claim asked what their actual role was in getting that law passed.

Sep. 30 2013 11:30 AM
Dorothy from Manhattan

PLEASE, somebody tell me why I hear "The City of New York" 3 times in one sentence. I can't vote in the primary, but I'd take pleasure in voting against anyone who repeatedly uses this term or who runs a fingernail over a blackboard!

Sep. 30 2013 11:28 AM

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