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Campaign Closeup 2013

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Marvin Scott sits down with the news makers, candidates and experts to analyze and review this intriguing, yet bizarre election cycle in New York City.  See the videos here, and tune in to the Campaign Closeup 2013 series on PIX11 Saturdays at 10:30 p.m. and Sundays at 6 a.m.

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At times, the mayoral campaign has sounded more like a referendum on the past administrations of David Dinkins and Rudy Giuliani.

Joe lot suggested a vote for his opponent who worked in the Dinkins’ administration would mean a throwback to days of lawlessness, while de Blasio has taken swipes at Giuliani, in whose administration Lhota was a Deputy Mayor. De Blasio has accused Giuliani of being divisive and bad for the city.

This past Wednesday, the former Mayor sat down with Marvin Scott for an interview to talk about the campaign, the attacks against him, and what he perceives as some of the dangerous policies of Bill de Blasio.

As it is in any major election year, it feels like the campaigning has been going on for years. We’ve heard all the arguments, absorbed all the political rhetoric. We’ve weighed all the all the issues. And now, it’s time to decide. On Tuesday, New Yorkers will elect their 109th mayor.

In a shocking decision, an appeals court rebuffed Judge Shira Scheindlin’s stop-and-frisk ruling and removed her from the case.

Will this decision have any effect on Tuesday’s election?

Former Mayor David Dinkins was a special guest on Campaign Closeup this week and he had some strong words for Joe Lhota.

“The man’s desperate,” Dinkins said of Lhota’s controversial attack ad on Bill de Blasio.

Dinkins defended his administration, saying crime in the city began to fall well before Rudy Giuliani took over as Mayor.

The former Mayor also offered up advice for de Blasio, who was a staffer of his.

With just one week away from the 2013 New York City mayoral election, Bill de Blasio still has a commanding lead over opponent Joe Lhota.

Will de Blasio win in a landslide, or can Lhota pull a surprise victory?

For many years Adolfo Carrion was viewed as the Latino communities best hope for winning city office. Running as the nominee of the Independence Party, Carrion has 2% support in the polls and is not permitted to join the three official mayoral debates.

Newark Mayor Cory Booker swept the polls on election day to represent New Jersey in the United States Senate.

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