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NY Dems spar in final public advocate debate

September 25, 2013
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — The two Democratic New York City public advocate candidates have squared off in a final debate a week ahead of a runoff.

City Councilwoman Letitia (leh-TIH'-shuh) James and state Sen. Daniel Squadron debated Tuesday night in Manhattan. They touted their independence and ability to stand up to City Hall. They also attacked each other over their respective records.

The public advocate works to make sure residents are best served by city government. The runoff is Oct. 1. Turnout is expected to be low.

The winner of the runoff will go on to the Nov. 5 general election.

There is no Republican candidate for the office.



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