George T. McDonald, an advocate for the homeless who founded the Doe Fund and announced his mayoral campaign on Thursday, has been a Democrat dabbling in politics since the 1980s, but as The New York Times explains, he changed his party affiliation for this race and decided to run as a Republican, where the field was expected to be more open. But that was before former MTA chief Joe Lhota started getting ready to run on the Republican ticket, and now that Lhota's a factor it looks like McDonald has a grueling fight on his hands. Points to him for jumping in anyway, though. It's going to be a fun race.
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