By Morgan Pehme
For the first time since 2000, the mayoralty of New York City will be an open seat, and there are a lot of people grabbing for it.
Depending on how you count the candidates—most are still technically undeclared—there are at least a dozen hopefuls vying for the job, and possibly as many as 20. And though quite a few of the would-be mayors will likely not make the ballot, with the passage of a 2010 referendum reducing the number of signatures required to qualify by 50 percent—to 3,500—it is likely that the victor will ultimately have to vanquish a crowded field of challengers in order to prevail.
And who will the big winner be? The answer is anyone’s guess.
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