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    Curtis Sliwa (photo: Guardian Angels)

    April 21, 2021 - Max & Murphy Podcast: Curtis Sliwa on His Run for Mayor

    Curtis Sliwa, a Republican candidate for New York City Mayor, joined the podcast to discuss his campaign ahead of the June primaries.

    Listen to the conversation and let us know what you think -- we're on

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    (l-r) GOP mayoral candidates Fernando Mateo, Curtis Sliwa, Sara Tirschwell, Bill Pepitone

    With just three months to go till the June 22 primary, a small field of Republicans have declared their campaigns for mayor. They are trying to succeed outgoing Mayor Bill de Blasio, a two-term Democrat, and return the city to the type of Republican leadership it had for 20 years before de Blasio took office in 2014. While it’s a steep climb given the city’s overwhelming Democratic voter enrollment advantage, several Republicans are eager to become the party’s general election

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    The race for City Hall is on (photo: Michael Appleton/Mayor's Office)

    With all of city government on the ballot, 2021 is an immensely important election year in New York City. New York voters will elect a new Mayor, and many other new officeholders for citywide, borough-wide, and City Council positions. In partnership with Manhattan Neighborhood Network, Gotham Gazette is producing "Decision NYC with Ben Max," a series of in-depth 30-minute

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    Curtis Sliwa (photo: @CurtisSliwa)

    Curtis Sliwa, a Republican running for Mayor in the 2021 election, joined MNN's "Decision NYC with Ben Max" for an in-depth discussion of his candidacy for the city's top job. This interview is part of a series produced by Manhattan Neighborhood Network. Watch:

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    City Hall (photo: Benjamin Kanter/Mayor's Office)

    With just under six months to go until the June 2021 primary election, several Republicans have said they are exploring a run for mayor but just one has officially created a campaign committee. It remains uncertain if there will be a contested primary as the party and all the potential contenders are waiting to see whether billionaire mogul John Catsimatidis will jump into the race.

    Mayor Bill de Blasio, a two-term Democrat, cannot run for reelection because of term limits and a crowded, growing

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    City Hall (photo: Benjamin Kanter, Mayor's Office)

    With the 2021 party primary elections less than a year away, more than a dozen candidates have either declared or are openly exploring a campaign to become the next Mayor of New York City. But while that long list includes some prominent current elected officials, a few former public servants and several lesser known contenders, it contains few Republicans.

    By all indications, there will be a fiercely fought Democratic mayoral primary as a crowded slate vies to replace outgoing Mayor Bill de Blasio, a