Guardian Angel founder Curtis Sliwa tries to earn his wings as mayoral candidate

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From a Guardian Angel to long-shot Republican mayoral candidate, Curtis Sliwa officially launched last-minute bid for head of the city on Monday morning.

Outside Madison Square Garden and Penn Station on the blustery Ides of March, Sliwa joined a small crowd touting signs boosting the leader of the volunteer crime-watcher squad who gained notoriety in the 1970s and 1980s. 

“Today is the official launch of the Curtis Sliwa for Mayor campaign and it is premised on the idea that we gotta take back this city. This city, if you noticed of late, has been crime ridden,” said Sliwa, wearing his trademark red beret that’s become emblematic of the Guardian Angels.

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