Joe Lhota Proves He’s Willing to Meet With Al Sharpton

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Joe Lhota attends Loews Regency Hotel's Inaugural Power Breakfast at Park Avenue Winter on January 9, 2013 in New York City.NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 09:  Joe Lhota attends Loews Regency Hotel's Inaugural Power Breakfast at Park Avenue Winter on January 9, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Andy Kropa/Getty Images)
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Following a half-hour meeting on Tuesday evening, Joe Lhota and Rev. Al Sharpton would only describe their conversation in vague terms, and the content of their talk was beside the point. The mayoral candidate has shifted strategies since he won the Republican primary, and now wants to emphasize to Democratic voters that he's not Rudy Giuliani. One easy way to convey that was to chat with the man Giuliani refused to even meet with. When asked about his old nemesis, Sharpton said, "I'm not here to take shots," adding, "I can’t remember beyond 12 years. I’m getting old."