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

A nor'easter is making its way to the 1 Forecasters: 1 to 3 inches of rain possible on Monday
Kilusan Bautista once lived in Crown Heights until 2 NYC man's show puts spotlight on gentrification
Demonstrators protest on the National Mall in Washington, 3 Over 1 million join anti-Trump women's marches worldwide
Witnesses say a 10-year-old boy was struck by 4 Witnesses: 10-year-old hit by car in Brooklyn
Window cleaners speak about rescue from WTC 5 Window cleaners speak about rescue from WTC

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