NYC Reschedules Mayoral Debate

    NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 22:  New York City Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio, (L), and New York City Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota prepare themselves before participating in the debate on October 22, 2013 in New York City. It's the second of three debates prior to the November 5th general election. (Photo by Kathy Willens-Pool/Getty Images)

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    Didn’t anyone notice the significance of October 29 earlier? New York City’s Campaign Finance Board on Sunday moved the final mayoral debate from Tuesday to Wednesday after both candidates asked that the debate not be held on the first anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. Democrat Bill de Blasio and Republican Joe Lhota issued a rare joint statement saying “this day should be marked with solemn reflection and remembrance.” The candidates spent the weekend visiting areas hardest hit by the storm, and the debate had been scheduled to be held during the exact same time as the peak of the storm. De Blasio leads by almost 40 points.

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