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Sharpton to Run for Mayor in 1997

September 23, 1996|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

The Rev. Al Sharpton announced that he plans to run for mayor of New York City next year. Sharpton made his candidacy known during a sermon at the Canaan Baptist Church in Harlem. Sharpton, 41, said that he would focus his campaign on police brutality, schools and racial intolerance. Sharpton, who twice ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate, has criticized Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani as being hostile to black New Yorkers.

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