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Democratic mayoral hopeful Bill de Blasio (center) speaks to reporters as City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (second from right) stands next to him during a news conference on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, on the steps of City Hall in New York. Ms. Quinn endorsed Mr. de Blasio for mayor. He will face Republican nominee Joe Lhota in the Nov. 5 general election. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Democratic mayoral hopeful Bill de Blasio (center) speaks to reporters as City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (second from right) stands next to him during a news conference on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, on the steps of City Hall in New York. Ms. Quinn endorsed Mr. de Blasio for mayor. He will face Republican nominee Joe Lhota in the Nov. 5 general election. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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