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Sharpton Shakes Booty

Rev. does street corner salsa to buck up Gotham mayoral candidate

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Sharpton Shakes Booty

NOVEMBER 1--With a week to go in the New York City mayoral campaign, incumbent Republican Michael Bloomberg appears to be coasting to an easy victory over Fernando Ferrer, the billionaire's Democratic challenger. But that could all change with the release of a new 15-second Ferrer television ad featuring Rev. Al Sharpton dancing. To salsa music. In the street. Across from the Flatiron Building. While the former presidential candidate does a creditable job, we're waiting to see how Howard Dean handles The Hustle in a future Ferrer spot. Click here to see Sharpton shimmying (note: it's a 1.2MB QuickTime file). (1 page)