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Republican mayoral nominee Joe Lhota, second from left, (Credit: Charles Eckert)

Republican mayoral nominee Joe Lhota, second from left, meets with community leaders at the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association in Chinatown in Manhattan. The CCBA is the oldest service organization in Chinatown, serving the needs of Chinese immigrants since it was established in 1883. (Oct. 7, 2013)

Joe Lhota

New York City mayoral candidate Joseph Lhota has ties to Long Island, growing up in the Venetian Shores neighborhood of Lindenhurst. Lhota attended St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School in West Islip.

Joe Lhota campaigning for New York City mayor
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Joe Lhota campaigning for New York City mayor at the steps of the Flushing Library. (Oct. 3, 2013)

Republican mayoral nominee Joe Lhota speaks to community
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Republican mayoral nominee Joe Lhota speaks to community leaders at the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association in Chinatown on Monday in Manhattan. (Oct. 7, 2013)

Republican mayoral nominee Joe Lhota, second from left,
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Republican mayoral nominee Joe Lhota, second from left, meets with community leaders at the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association in Chinatown in Manhattan. The CCBA is the oldest service organization in Chinatown, serving the needs of Chinese immigrants since it was established in 1883. (Oct. 7, 2013)

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Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota with the Rev.
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Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota with the Rev. Al Sharpton at the headquarters of the National Action Network on West 145th Street during Sharpton's birthday celebration on Oct. 5, 2013.

Republican Mayoral candidate Joe Lhota takes a walking
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Republican Mayoral candidate Joe Lhota takes a walking tour along 37th avenue in Jackson Heights, Queens. (Sept. 27, 2013)

New York City Republican mayoral nominee Joe Lhota
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New York City Republican mayoral nominee Joe Lhota tours the mens dormitory at the Bowery Mission in Manhattan where he and his wife Tamra Lhota spent part of their wedding anniversary serving meals at dinner time. (Sept. 24, 2013)

Mayoral candidate Joe Lhota shakes current Mayor Michael
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Mayoral candidate Joe Lhota shakes current Mayor Michael Bloomberg at the City Lab Conference at the Conrad Hotel in Manhattan. (Oct. 8, 2013)

Joe Lhota, campaigning for New York City mayor
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Joe Lhota, campaigning for New York City mayor at the steps of the Flushing Library, receives the endorsements of the Latinos Unidos de Flushing and the Statewide Association Minority Businesses. (Oct. 3, 2013)

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Republican mayoral nominee Joe Lhota marches in the
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Republican mayoral nominee Joe Lhota marches in the Howard Beach Columbus Day Parade in Queens. (Sept. 29, 2013)

Republican mayoral nominee Joe Lhota speaks to reporters
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Republican mayoral nominee Joe Lhota speaks to reporters while attending the Sixth Annual King of Queens: A Champions Award Networking Event at Terrace on the Park in Corona, Queens. (Sept. 26, 2013)

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New York City Republican mayoral nominee Joe Lhota kisses his wife,Tamra Lhota, before the two served meals at the Bowery Mission. (Sept. 24, 2013)

Ed Morgan, President of the Bowery Mission, New
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Ed Morgan, President of the Bowery Mission, New York City Republican mayoral nominee Joe Lhota and his wife, Tamra, serve meals at the Bowery Mission. (Sept. 24, 2013)

Republican mayoral nominee Joe Lhota campaigns on Main
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Republican mayoral nominee Joe Lhota campaigns on Main Street in Flushing. (Sept. 24, 2013)

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Republican mayoral nominee Joe Lhota orders food as
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Republican mayoral nominee Joe Lhota orders food as he campaigns on Main Street in Flushing. (Sept. 24, 2013)

Republican mayoral nominee Joe Lhota campaigns on Main
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Republican mayoral nominee Joe Lhota campaigns on Main Street in Flushing. (Sept. 24, 2013)

Republican mayoral nominee Joe Lhota campaigns on Main
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Republican mayoral nominee Joe Lhota campaigns on Main Street in Flushing. (Sept. 24, 2013)

Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota marches in the
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Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota marches in the Mexican Day Parade. (Sept. 15, 2013)

Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota marches in the
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Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota marches in the Mexican Day Parade. (Sept. 15, 2013)

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Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota marches in the
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Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota marches in the Mexican Day Parade. (Sept. 15, 2013)

Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota declares victory in
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Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota declares victory in the NYC primary at the Hilton Midtown Hotel. (Sept. 10, 2013)

Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota declares victory in
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Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota declares victory in the NYC primary Tuesday at the Hilton Midtown Hotel. (Sept. 10, 2013)

Republican candidate for Mayor, Joe Lhota arrives to
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Republican candidate for Mayor, Joe Lhota arrives to vote at the Congregation Mt Sinai in Brooklyn Heights, with his daughter, Kathryn, left, and wife, Tamara. (Sept. 10, 2013)

New York City mayoral hopeful Joe Lhota participates
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New York City mayoral hopeful Joe Lhota participates in a stickball challenge in Manhattan. (Aug. 27, 2013)

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GOP City Council members endorse Joseph Lhota for
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GOP City Council members endorse Joseph Lhota for mayor of New York City during news conference on the steps of City Hall in Manhattan. (March 20, 2013)

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, speaks at a
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, speaks at a news conference while United States Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, right, and MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota look on in front of the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel, formerly the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel. (Nov. 13, 2012)

New York Mayoral Candidate Joe Lhota on 5th
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New York Mayoral Candidate Joe Lhota on 5th Avenue in Manhattan during the Celebrate Israel Parade. (June 2, 2013)

Joseph Lhota waves from the Senate galley after
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Joseph Lhota waves from the Senate galley after his confirmation vote as chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. (Jan. 9, 2012)

Joseph Lhota goes off to college. He first
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Joseph Lhota goes off to college. He first went to St. John's University then transferred to and graduated from Georgetown University.

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Joseph Lhota goes to prom.
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Joseph Lhota goes to prom.

Joseph Lhota from his days as a student
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Joseph Lhota from his days as a student at St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School in West Islip

Joseph Lhota from his days as a student
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Joseph Lhota from his days as a student at St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School.

New York City Republican mayoral candidate Joseph Lhota
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New York City Republican mayoral candidate Joseph Lhota as a baby.

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