Lhota makes the charter argument in Spanish

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Lhota's ad. (via YouTube)
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This afternoon, Joe Lhota released his second Spanish language ad, which is all about charter schools and how his Democratic opponent, Bill de Blasio, doesn't like them as much as he does.

"Charter schools allow parents to choose the best education for their children," says the narrator in Spanish. "But Bill de Blasio wants to reverse their success."

Then the ad cuts to an New York Times headline about an October march of charter school parents over the Brooklyn Bridge: "City's charter schools fear having de Blasio for a landlord."

Unlike de Blasio, who has said he's comfortable with the existing state-mandated charter school cap, Lhota would, according to the ad, "double the number of charter schools."

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Lhota's full-throated support for charter schools (and de Blasio's skepticism about them) has become one of his favorite talking points.

For the moment, this ad is only running on the web. According to a campaign spokewoman, it "may" run on Spanish language cable stations.