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Sixteen Candidates, Sixteen Slogans

HOST INTRO: New York City’s election for public advocate is Tuesday. It’s happening now because Tish James, who used to hold the seat of city watchdog, just started as the state’s attorney general.

But since it’s an off-season special election, it’s nonpartisan. That means even when candidates identify as Democrats or Republicans, those parties aren’t listed on the ballot. Instead, as Ali Swenson reports, candidates write their own party lines — 15 characters or less to convey their campaign’s agenda to voters. To read the rest of the transcript for this piece, click here.

Featured image of second public advocate debate courtesy of Stefan Jeremiah, New York Post

Public Advocate Candidates and Their Party Lines

We asked public advocate candidates to share why they chose the party lines they did. Candidates are listed in the order in which they will appear on the ballot. Assemblywoman Latrice Walker, who has dropped out of the race but will appear on the ballot, is not listed.

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