Eric Adams’ early success in the race for the Democratic New York City mayor nomination dealt a heavy blow to the city’s teachers union, which campaigned against Adams for supporting charter schools.
The polls closed in New York City’s hotly contested mayoral primary election on Tuesday night. Adams held a 10-point lead, but it is expected to be a few weeks before the vote count becomes official. The primary was conducted via ranked-choice voting, meaning that voters were permitted to rank up to five candidates in order of their preference.
The United Federation of Teachers had endorsed city Comptroller Scott Stringer and told members to leave Adams and former presidential candidate Andrew Yang off their ballots, according to CBS New York.
ERIC ADAMS TAKES 10-POINT LEAD, YANG CONCEDES NYC MAYORAL RACE AS PRIMARY POLLS CLOSE
“Both Andrew Yang and Eric Adams are supported by hedge fund billionaires and people who don’t care about equity and who don’t have the best interests of New York City’s children at heart,” UFT President Michael Mulgrew said in a statement to the local outlet.
Mayoral candidate Eric Adams mingles with supporters during his election night party, late Tuesday, June 22, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
The New York Post endorsed Adams, partially because of his stance on charter schools.
“On education, he speaks common sense,” the Post Editorial Board wrote in May. “While so many Dem
Early NYC mayoral results deal blow to teachers’ union
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