Echoes of Rocky IV in Contest for New York City Mayor

"These comments about attaching me to the national Republican party, it reminds me of that boxing match between Rocky and Drago. Quite honestly we know what happened in that match—the underdog won. New York loves an underdog," said underdog Joe Lhota earlier this week, during the race's final debate. His opponent, Bill de Blasio, leads by over 40 points.