New York City mayoral candidates

New York Mayoral Race is Heating Up

New York City mayoral candidate and former Department of Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia has seen a major boost in would-be voter support from a new WPIX-Emerson poll, showing her as the leading candidate with 21%. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is close behind at 20%, former presidential candidate Andre Yang slipped to 16% and city Comptroller Scott Stringer is holding onto fourth at 10%. Garcia also recently secured the coveted New York Times endorsement, which was likely a boost to her name recognition as New Yorkers started to pay closer attention to the upcoming June 22 election.

Just as newsworthy as Garcia’s rise is Yang’s fall in the polls. He lashed out at the former sanitation commissioner on Wednesday, saying “Right now, New Yorkers complain to me about the piles of trash that we’re seeing around us that get higher and higher.” This is a long way from his previous comments that he would hire her to run the city in his administration, but that was back when he was seen as the frontrunner. Other recent polls have also seen Yang fall from the top spot, in some Adams comes out in the lead, which is sure to be messing with the former presidential candidate with arguably the highest name recognition in the New York Mayoral race and what is the NYC Mayor Odds

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“I guess he’s watching the polls and I guess he’s watching the fact that the New York Times, the Daily News, the League of Conservation voters are saying that I’m the right person for the job,” Garcia said, clearly unfazed by Yang’s attack. Garcia’s rise may have been fueled by voters fleeing Stringer, who’s being accused of sexual harassment, which he denies. Other polling shows that the number one issue for New Yorkers is the rise in crime, which is solidly in Adams’ wheelhouse as a retired NYC police officer and explains his boost, though the race between him and Yang has been tight for months. Both candidates are now turning their energy toward attacking the new front-runner, Garcia. to learn more about the nyc mayor odds go to

The June election will be the first in New York City conducted under the the new ranked choice voting system, where voters will rank up to five choices for mayor and other city government positions. Six televised debates will air between now and June 22 for the mayoral and comptroller elections.

Does the Jan. 6 Commission Have Life in the Senate?

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D) – New York has said he will hold a vote on legislation to create a bipartisan commission to investigate the events surrounding the attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6 before the Memorial Day recess – which could be today (or tomorrow if he’s willing to mess with senators’ travel plans). There were high hopes all around that this commission would materialize, but that fell apart last week after Republican leaders in both chambers came out in opposition to the existing legislation. It passed the House with every Democrat in favor and 35 Republican “defectors” but it’s stalled out in the Senate as Republican leadership hasn’t given its seal of approval.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has said that former President Donald Trump is “practically and morally responsible” for the attack on the Capitol, but warned his colleagues in a closed-door caucus meeting this week that approving the commission would hurt the party’s midterm message and make it less likely that they’ll regain the majority. He also told reporters that the commission is a “purely political exercise that adds nothing to the sum total of information.”

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