De Blasio shake hands with barbers and customers at a local barbershop.
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There he was on a recent Sunday morning, bobbing his head and bending his knees ever so slightly, as the Lenox Road Baptist Church choir belted out another hymn. He was the only white person celebrating with the congregation, gathered in a central Brooklyn house of worship he was visiting for the first time since becoming New York City's mayor nearly four years ago."I need you," de Blasio told congregants after the music stopped.Indeed, the Democratic mayor knows the city's massive minority population is one reason he holds a nearly unassailable position on the eve of Tuesday's primary election despite a first term with plenty of political missteps.Trump has fueled racial divisions across America that have helped shape de Blasio's push to become the city's first Democrat re-elected mayor since Ed Koch in 1985 .Very few people believe the issue is enough to stop de Blasio from rolling to re-election.His opponent in Tuesday's Democratic primary is Sal Albanese, a city councilor who left office nearly 20 years ago and has struggled for political relevancy since. Police officers have shown contempt for the mayor ever since.
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