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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Anthony Weiner Still Confident He’ll Be Your Next Mayor

Anthony Weiner speaking at a debate in Jackson Heights.
Anthony Weiner speaking at a debate in Jackson Heights.

Anthony Weiner continued to plow ahead with his increasingly embattled mayoral campaign this evening, telling the audience at a forum in Queens that he’ll be the next man running City Hall.

“You watch, when I become your mayor–like I said, you might not agree with me every day–but every single day when I lay down my head at night I’m gonna be thinking of communities like this,” he said during his closing remarks at the forum, which ironically focused on women.

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