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Lhota, de Blasio pick up endorsements

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Bill de Blasio (left) and Joe Lhota (campaign photos) Bill de Blasio (left) and Joe Lhota (campaign photos)

When asked about Democrat Bill de Blasio's position that a federal monitor over the NYPD will not be needed for very long if he is elected mayor, Republican candidate Joe Lhota seemed incensed and called de Blasio a "person with no soul."

Ahead 40 points in two polls, de Blasio received a ringing endorsement Friday from one of the most powerful senators in America, Charles Schumer.

Lhota got the endorsement of James Molinaro, the borough president of Republican stronghold Staten Island. Molinaro originally endorsed Democrat Christine Quinn.

On his radio program Friday, Mayor Mike Bloomberg said New York City needs more billionaires. This elicited the candidates' different approaches to the city's economy.

De Blasio emphasized the growing divide between the rich and poor, calling it a tale of two cities. Whereas Lhota said the rich create jobs, and that helps all New Yorkers.

De Blasio said he finally got that police briefing on the terrorist threats against New York City. Lhota says he got those as MTA chairman but will get another one within a week.

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