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De Blasio Caught Fixing Friend’s Ridiculous Water Bill

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 17:  Democratic mayoral nominee Bill de Blasio (L) laughs with Christine Quinn (2nd R), New York City Council Speaker and former mayoral hopeful, at a news conference where Quinn endorsed de Blasio outside City Hall on September 17, 2013 in New York City. De Blasio will face Republican Joseph Lhota in the general mayoral election November 5, 2013, with the winner succeeding current Mayor Michael Bloomberg.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Earlier this week, Bill de Blasio's spotty City Council papers revealed that he's soft on double-parking, and now the Post reports that he "made it a 'high priority' to help political pal Dan Cantor of the left-leaning Working Families Party reduce a water bill" in 2006. Cantor was charged an outrageous-sounding $8,989, and de Blasio just wrote "high priority" in a short e-mail to a staffer; he didn't necessarily spend days working on the issue. Even if de Blasio did spend too much time fighting friends' minor tickets and erroneous bills, it probably isn't the scandal Joe Lhota is looking for.

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Photo: Mario Tama/2013 Getty Images