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Mayor Langford hints at re-election bid in State of City Address

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Atlantic City Mayor Lorenzo Langford delivered his official state of the city Wednesday night.

The Mayor spent a lot of time talking about Hurricane Sandy, and the controversy between he and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.  The mayor criticized state government for not formulating an evacuation plan for the city, and for not making a "post" Sandy visit to Atlantic City.

"As of this moment, they still have yet to visit Atlantic City. After all, we are the straw that stirs the drink, the goose that laid the golden egg, and the economic engine for the state," said Langford.

Mayor Langford also laid out plans for 2013, which include a Shot Spotter detection system being installed by the spring. The technology helps authorities pinpoint the location of gunshots. He also mentioned ideas that city officials hope will help make the resort a hub for film and television production in the state.

The Mayor also hinted at his own plans, implying that he will run for a third term when his current term is up.

"If it is God's will, and with the people's permission, you haven't seen the last of Mayor Langford."

Atlantic City residents will vote for mayor in this year's election.

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