J.C. Polanco, the long-shot Republican candidate for New York City public advocate, dropped by the Slant podcast to talk about how he thinks the GOP's ideas can improve the community, from his voter reform plan to using charter schools as a tool for desegregation.

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The son of Dominican immigrants, Polanco discussed his complicated relationship with the state party, and how he hopes to inspire greater diversity in the New York GOP. We also learned the origin of his nickname, J.C. and why he doesn't support President Donald Trump.

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