THE BRONX - Independent mayoral candidate and former Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion sat down for an exclusive interview with News 12 The Bronx about issues he believes are key to the city of New York and whether or not Anthony Weiner should drop out of the race.

The Bronx-raised Puerto Rican politician does not have to worry about September’s primary election. As an Independent, his name will be on the ballot in November regardless of who is running against him.

"You can call me a social progressive and a fiscal conservative,” said Carrion. “That doesn't fit in the party system. It fits in the Independent model."

Carrion says that his main focus of his campaign is getting the city's education system back on track.

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"Every child should be looked at as the promise and potential of America's future,” he says.

Regarding Anthony Weiner’s latest sexting scandal, Carrion says that he has already disqualified himself as a real candidate for mayor.

For an extended interview with Carrion, watch the clip to the left or click News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612.