Comedian to Declare Run for Mayor

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From City & State's Heard Around Town, May 22, 2012: Add another very explosive element to the mix in the 2013 New York City mayoral race. Randy Credico, a political comedian and activist who is well-known in New York politics, will kick off his mayoral bid on June 7 at Rocky Sullivan's, a bar in Red Hook, Credico confirmed in an interview last night. "All of the other candidates are hacks, and there will now be a candidate in the race that represents real progressives," Credico said, citing what he described as less as impressive support for abolishing stop-and-frisk by the other contenders as the main issue he will be pushing. Credico, known for his frequent pranks, also said he would be producing and circulating videos mocking the other mayoral contenders, including one featuring former Republican New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani endorsing Council Speaker and mayoral front-runner Christine Quinn. A strident opponent of the now-abolished Rockefeller Drug Law, Credico ran an unsuccessful and uphill campaign in 2010 against Democratic U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer. To read more from City & State [click here](

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