How the Candidates Are Getting Ready for Tonight’s Big Debate

Christine Quinn and her Democratic rivals.
The candidates facing off during a previous debate.

This is it: The last chance for the Democratic mayoral candidates to face off before voters head to the polls a week from today.

And like professional athletes ahead of a big game, each candidate has his or her own way of preparing for the high-stakes showdown. From rocking out to favorite bands to role-playing with aides, here’s what the candidates will be doing ahead of tonight’s final televised debate.

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Christine Quinn Goes Into Attack Mode as She Vows to Run City Like ‘The Boss’

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn giving her most political speech to-date.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn giving her most political speech to-date in East Harlem Monday.

Some candidates revere former mayors and presidents as their political inspiration. But for Christine Quinn, it’s all about Bruce Springsteen.

The City Council speaker and mayoral candidate delivered a scathing speech against her rivals Monday morning, touting her record and vowing to run the city in the model of her musical idol, “The Boss.”

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Chris Christie Begging Celebrities To Watch His Veepstakes Video

chrischritie Chris Christie Begging Celebrities To Watch His Veepstakes Video
Chris Christie (Photo: YouTube)

Hey, have you seen New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s goofy web video with Newark hero-Mayor Cory Booker? Have you? Have you? Well, if you’re famous enough, Mr. Christie has probably tried to pitch it to you over Twitter.

Last night, the official account of the New Jersey Governor tweeted at Saturday Night Live and Seth Meyers, suggesting Mr. Christie and Mr. Booker would be good for a sketch on the show. Cute. But a quick glance further into his feed shows clear and troubling signs of desperation.

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