%headline(A look at the candidates in NYC's mayoral race

AP News
Posted: Sep 09, 2013 10:30 AM
%headline(A look at the candidates in NYC's mayoral race

NEW YORK (AP) — Here's a look at the candidates on the ballot in the Democratic Party and Republican Party primaries competing in hopes of succeeding Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

The primary winners will face each other in the general election in November. If no candidate gets 40 percent of the vote in a party's primary, then a runoff between the top two vote-getters will be held Oct. 1.

The Democrats:

— Sal Albanese, attorney and former City Council member

— Randy Credico, political satirist and activist

— Bill de Blasio, New York City public advocate, former City Council member

— Neal Grimaldi, attorney and former public school teacher

— John Liu, New York City comptroller, former City Council member

— Christine Quinn, City Council speaker

— Erick Salgado, pastor and businessman

— Bill Thompson, former New York City comptroller

— Anthony Weiner, former U.S. House member

The Republicans:

— John Catsimatidis, billionaire businessman, supermarket mogul

— Joseph Lhota, former chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and former deputy mayor in Giuliani administration

— George McDonald, founder of the Doe Fund, a nonprofit that works with homeless people