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Six politicians plead not guilty in alleged NYC mayor's race plot

FBI Wiretaps - NBC News

New York State Sen. Malcolm Smith and five other politicians pleaded not guilty Tuesday to corruption charges in connection with an alleged plot to buy a line on New York City's mayoral ballot. The allegations revived public concerns about a documented culture of exploitation in Albany that has prompted officials to seek legal recourse to induce change.


Ex-US Rep. Weiner weighing run for NYC mayor

Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, who resigned over a sexting scandal in 2011, says he's weighing a run for New York City mayor this year.


New Yorkers want top cop Kelly as next mayor: poll

New York's police commissioner is the top choice for the city's next mayor to be elected in 2013, according to a new poll released on Wednesday. Ray Kelly, who has served as police commissioner under both three-term Mayor Michael Bloomberg and David Dinkins, was the choice of 23 percent of voters, including 18 percent of Democrats, in the Quinnipiac University poll.


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