- Eric Adams, a leading candidate for the New York mayor, drew scrutiny over his residency after a Politico report suggested that he isn't living in the Brooklyn apartment he listed when registering for his candidacy. The campaign denied these claims.
Andrew Yang, the Brooklyn Borough President, dominated the race in a former internal poll that got ranked by New York City rival Adams, a better presidential candidate. New York City Police Union proclaimed that it wouldn't endorse a candidate until someone has pronounced their support for cops '' clearly and emphatically.
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On Wednesday, Adams invited reporters to a house in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford Stuyvesant as he sought to answer questions about his residence. A Politico report from Politico drew scrutiny over whether the Brooklyn Borough President actually lived in the brownstone that he listed as his residence on mayoral paperwork. The article suggested that he might be still sleeping at his Brooklyn Borough Hall office, which he owned on Wednesday during the depths of Covid or in a home he spoke with his partner outside his home for a tour, according to videos of bedrooms and the interior of his kitchen fridge posted on Twitter and celebrated on the local news channel NY 1.
Adams' campaign did not respond to a request for comment on Wednesday, but a spokesperson told Bloomberg News on Tuesday that he lived in Brooklyn.
Rivals pounced on the Adams residency story. Maya Wiley's campaign spokesperson on Maya Wiley released a scathing attack on Adams, asking : "does Eric Adams live in New Jersey?" and Yang's campaign accused Adams of skipping a mayoral forum to avoid answering questions about where he lived.
Serious questions have been raised about the full-time residence of Ray McGuire, questions that should be answered in full before the candidates head to the polls, former Citigroup Inc. banker Eric Adams said in a statement.
Independent polling for internal campaigns can sometimes be in that candidate's favor run ; But a Margarita Survey of 1,191 likely voters, conducted by Brooklyn political consultant Slingshot Strategies for the Yang campaign, showed Yang with 17% of first-place votes in second place with 16% and former city Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia third at 14%. According to the survey, at least 20% are uncertain about their opinion in the future.
The poll showed Yang putting in head to head matchups against every top competitor except Smith Stringer, beating the city Comptroller Scott Stringer by eight percentage points, Wiley by 19 points and Garcia by four points. According to the poll, voters preferred Yang to Adams in a one-on-one match-up, 44% to 42%.
The police Benevolent Association called on mayoral candidates to strongly support New York City police officers if they wanted to win its endorsement. If these candidates want to make the city safer — clearly and emphatically, they have to say that they will support the New York City policemen in our public safety mission. No caveats, no futile attempts to appease anti-cop ideologues, PBA President Patrick J. Lynch said in an email.
Lynch said the association has tried a number of mayoral campaigns but has not decided whether it will endorse any candidate yet.
The police and crime have become a major issue in the mayor's race after a number of people pledged to redirect money from the forces to other city programs.
On Tuesday, the city councilman Brad Lander received a coveted endorsement from the New York Times editorial board, which said Landers' work had 'changed New York for the better and also backed Progressive politicians Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Elizabeth Warren.
The comptroller acts as the city's money manager and oversees five public pensions that collectively hold more than $250 billion in assets. This social and environmental power allows the comptroller to exert influence on the investing practices of money managers and the companies they invest in.
A March 17 - 31 Ipsos poll released Tuesday found Corey Johnson leading the pack with 18% of respondents ranking the council speaker as their first choice. The former financial journalist Michelle Caruso-Cabrera and Lander were tied for second place with 9% of respondents ranking them first.
The leading Comptroller candidates will participate in two live debates this week: one on Wednesday at 4 p.m. hosted by 77 WABC Radio and another on Thursday broadcast live on Spectrum News NY 1 and WNYC.
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