FILE PHOTO: Maya Wiley, Democratic candidate for New York City Mayor, campaigns in Brooklyn, New York, U.S., June 2, 2021.
REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo(In third paragraph, corrects number of Democratic mayoral candidates)(Reuters) -Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Saturday endorsed Maya Wiley for New York City mayor, boosting Wiley’s chances to establish herself as the leading progressive in the crowded race.
The packed race has so far been dominated by former presidential candidate Andrew Yang, who was the main target of criticism at a televised debate earlier this week.
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, another leading contender and a moderate Democrat, slammed Ocasio-Cortez’s endorsement of Wiley.
“They are putting slogans and politics in front of public safety and would endanger the lives of New Yorkers,” Adams, a former police officer, said in a statement.
Maya Wiley, Brendan McDermid, Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez, “, Bill de Blasio, Andrew Yang, Wiley, Eric Adams, ” Adams
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