Now the city's Public Advocate is heading into November as the clear frontrunner, pulling far ahead of Republican Joe Lhota in recent polls.
But will his message win over the rest of New York City voters?
This week, a conversation with the Democratic nominee for mayor.
We'll also get an analysis of the general election campaign for mayor with Chris Smith of New York Magazine, Christina Greer, assistant professor of political science at Fordham University, and Morgan Pehme, editor in chief of 'City and State', covering all things political in New York City and State.
Watch Up Close with Diana Williams every Sunday morning at 11:00 on Channel 7.