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REPLAY: The #ABQ4ward Mayoral Debate in full

KOB.com Web Staff
November 08, 2017 08:17 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- For the first time since 1993, Albuquerque will have a runoff election in the race for its new mayor.

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Tim Keller and Dan Lewis emerged as the top two candidates from a field of eight in the Oct. 3 election. Neither received 50 percent of the vote, prompting the runoff.

Hitting the airwaves with attack ads and rolling out endorsements from well-known public officials, the candidates have spent the last month making their final plea to voters.

Both mayoral candidates faced off in a live debate on KOB-TV on Tuesday, Nov. 7. It's focused on one thing: moving Albuquerque forward. Watch the video above to see the debate in full.

Taking office Dec. 1, the new mayor will have a lot of work on their hand -- inheriting a city in the midst of one of the worst crime epidemics it's ever seen, a police department under reform and a road project at the center of controversy, among other things.

On his first day in office, Albuquerque's mayor will already be faced with a major decision -- the selection of APD's new police chief. Over the weekend, current Police Chief Gordon Eden sent APD employees a letter saying he plans to leave his post at the end of the month.

Early voting will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Nov. 10. The official runoff election day is set for Nov. 14.

For mobile users, click here for early voting locations.

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