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New York mayor hopefuls stay at public housing

NEW YORK — Five Democratic candidates for mayor of New York awoke Sunday as guests in public housing apartments, where they had spent the night to get a first-hand look at problems.

Toting sleeping bags, pillows and bouquets for their hosts, the candidates — city public advocate Bill de Blasio, city comptroller John Liu, City Council speaker Christine Quinn, former comptroller Bill Thompson, and former US representative Anthony Weiner — arrived Saturday evening to bunk with different families at Lincoln Houses complex.

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