VIDEO: Joe Lhota TV ad targets Democratic voters

GOP mayoral candidate Joe Lhota wants Democratic voters to know that he is not very different from Bill de Blasio.


Lhota, who needs the support of Democrats to have a chance of winning the general election, released a TV ad Wednesday that attempts to shake off his image as a right-winger.


"Bill de Blasio is pro-choice. Joe Lhota is pro-choice," the narrator says in the 30-second ad.


"Lhota supports gay marriage. De Blasio supports gay marriage," he continues. "Both support decriminalizing marijuana."


"The difference? De Blasio wants to raise taxes and supports reckless government spending; Lhota wants to cut wasteful government spending, putting more money back in your pocket."

Lhota trails de Blasio by 50 points in the newest Quinnipiac University poll.

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