PHOTOS: Mayoral candidates campaign at West Indian Day Parade

In the final stretch of the mayoral race ahead of Primary Day, the Democratic candidates marched, danced and campaigned in the West Indian Day Parade on Monday.

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, the frontrunner in the race, marched with his family, and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn rode on a float with Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz.

Anthony Weiner, Bill Thompson and Comptroller John Liu were also present, all taking the opportunity to court the crowd.

On the Republican side of the mayoral race, only Joe Lhota was seen at the parade, according to news reports.

A spokesman for John Catsimatidis told Fox 5 that the supermarket mogul was at other Labor Day parades in more heavily Republican areas.

City comptroller candidates Eliot Spitzer and Scott Stringer were also at the parade, along with a number of other political candidates for a variety of offices.

Primary Day is next Tuesday, Sept. 10. The final Democratic mayoral debate is scheduled for tonight.


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