your mailbox may not be as full of campaign "literature" as it was prior to the primary election, but there are still a number of candidates looking to court voters ahead of the nov. 3 general election. though they all do not have the same amount of money to spend as mayor michael bloomberg, the independent running on the gop line, republicans are challenging several incumbent democrats, and vying for open citywide seats for comptroller and public advocate.

joe mendola

republican running for city comptroller

the city comptroller has to manage an $80 billion pension fund for retirees and taxpayers-which makes it key for the person to be independent, says joe mendola.