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Several Mayoral Candidates Participate In Stickball Challenge

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A few candidates for mayor took some time out of their busy campaigns Tuesday to step up to the plate in Brooklyn.

Candidates from both sides of the aisle came to Brooklyn Borough Hall to take part in a stickball challenge, and they were more interested in keeping their eyes on the ball than the campaign.

"I'm very happy. First time out of the box, I was able to hit it straight on, 120 feet," said Republican mayoral candidate Joseph Lhota. "It's fabulous. Made my day."

"I made contact on every swing," said Democratic mayoral candidate John Liu. "And it's not so much about hitting the home run all the time. It's about making steady progress and hitting the ball."

"I should have hit a little bit better, but I guess I haven't swung that, let's see, I was 14 years old, I guess 50 years," said Republican mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis. "So if you gave me a couple more days practice, I would've really swung it out of the park."

The event was hosted by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and radio host and Road to City Hall contributor Curtis Sliwa. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP