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#ICYMI: Rudy’s Got a Whole Lhota Love for MTA Chief’s Possible Mayoral Bid

November 28, 2012

Last week the story broke that former New York City mayor Rudolf Giuliani would be an “enthusiastic supporter” MTA Chairman/Brooklyn Heights resident/Republican Joe Lhota’s potential bid for NYC mayor in 2013. Another former mayor of NYC, Ed Koch, told WCBS 880 that while he felt Lhota was a well qualified candidate for the GOP, he’d be supporting Democrat Christine Quinn in the general election.

Lhota has not commented on a possible run as yet.

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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MTA Chief & Brooklyn Heights Resident Joseph Lhota for Mayor?

November 14, 2012

WCBS 880 speculates today that in light of the herculean efforts on the part of the MTA to restore service post-Sandy, MTA chief/Brooklyn Heights resident Joseph Lhota maybe be a good candidate for NYC Mayor in the next election:

WCBS880: “There’s no question that Joe Lhota would be an interesting candidate, could be a threat. Why? He’s done a terrific job of getting the subway system, the bus system and the regional commuter rails running again after Hurricane Sandy and it’s something you could really run with,” Democratic political consultant Hank Sheinkopf told WCBS 880′s Rich Lamb.

Sheinkopf cautioned that the path may be a bit more difficult for Lhota, should he choose to jump into the race, because of the demographic make-up of New York City.

“Generally, it’s very difficult because of the registration edge for Democrats to be defeated in mayoral elections. But we haven’t had a Democrat elected to the top office in 20 years, so anything can happen,” Sheinkopf said.

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog

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