Tuesday, October 29, 2013

New York Today: Mayoral Misfits

New York Times
 Bored by the mayoral race?

You haven’t met the lesser-known candidates on the ballot.

There’s the “political impressionist” Randy A. Credico of the “Tax Wall Street Party.”

“I’m the mimic,” Mr. Credico said. “But de Blasio picked up a lot of my rhetoric, about taxing Wall Street and changing the criminal justice system.”

To run for mayor, a candidate must submit petitions with at least 3,750 signatures.

Fifteen people have made it onto next Tuesday’s ballot.

They include Jimmy McMillan of the “Rent Is Too Damn High” party.

Then there is Michael J. Dilger, founder of the “Flourish Every Person Can Shine Like the Sun” party.

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