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Bill de Blasio, Joe Lhota ads reflect candidates' styles

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lhota ad Credit: Joe Lhota's ad criticizes his opponent. (YouTube)

Every 30 seconds count for mayoral candidate Joe Lhota, who’s running out of time to close the polling gulf with Bill de Blasio.

With two weeks until Election Day, experts said de Blasio’s ads consistently have conveyed a clear message, while Lhota’s spots mostly attack his rival and do not say enough about the candidate or what he would do for the city.

“At every turn, de Blasio reminds you why he’s running and what he’s going to do — his ‘tale of two cities’ platform and his focus on inequalities and his move away from [Mayor Michael] Bloomberg,” said Jeanne Zaino, an NYU political science professor with no campaign affiliations. “You contrast that really focused, thematic campaign with Lhota’s, and you get this very fragmented picture of what this guy has been about.”


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