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Mayoral candidate Sal Albanese

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MYFOXNY.COM - Former five-time New York City Councilman Sal Albanese is currently polling in the low single digits in the race for mayor of New York City, but he's optimistic those figures will change in his favor.

"The last Sienna poll shows John Liu has zero points in Queens. That's where he's from. Come on. I've got many, many stops today. We're going to work hard and people are going to start paying attention. I think we're going to do very well," said Albanese.

The former public school teacher who taught at his alma mater, John Jay High School, spent 11 years in the classroom.

Albanese will not be part of the Democratic candidates debate Tuesday night because he did not raise the minimum campaign funds to participate.

"You have to spend over a million dollars to be part of this debate tonight. That shows you how broken this system is," said Albanese.
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