NYC mayoral candidates Lhota, de Blasio square off in first televised debate

The two candidates vying to be the next mayor of New York City squared off Tuesday night in their first televised debate. Republican Joe Lhota

Lhota and de Blasio are set to take part in two more debates before the Nov. 5 election.

Lhota and de Blasio are set to take part in two more debates before the Nov. 5 election. (10/16/13)

NEW YORK - The two candidates vying to be the next mayor of New York City squared off Tuesday night in their first televised debate.

Republican Joe Lhota and Democrat Bill de Blasio discussed a slew of issues facing the city, disagreeing on nearly every topic. As for the NYPD's controversial stop-and-frisk policy, both men say they have zero tolerance for racial profiling.

Lhota and de Blasio are set to take part in two more debates.

There will be at least one other name on the ballot, Adolfo Carrion Jr., who is an Independent candidate and former Bronx borough president.

The general election is set for Tuesday, Nov. 5.
 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Eligible Brownsville residents have until May 24 to 1 Housing lottery deadline in Brownsville quickly approaching
2 VIDEO: Police precinct adopts cat as mascot
Dozens of people were arrested across the borough 3 Dozens arrested in 'Operation Hardball' drug takedown
The Brooklyn Public Library unveiled its 4 Brooklyn Public Library gets 'wild' with new cards
Two people were injured in a shooting Tuesday 5 Bed-Stuy bodega shooting injures 2 people

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE