Eric Adams, who is widely viewed as the leading Democratic candidate for mayor, stood before supporters in Harlem on Friday and dismissed questions about his residency and finances, even as rivals assailed him in hopes of scoring a few last points before Primary Day.
“All the stuff you are seeing out there is to throw Eric off his game,” Mr. Adams, the Brooklyn borough president, said.
And they are not going to do it.”For days, Mr. Adams has advised those who support him, “no distractions, stay focused and grind.” On Friday, his opponents appeared to be heeding that message as well, hopping between boroughs for campaign events and making their final appeals.
The flurry of activity heading into the weekend reflected the candidates’ urgent efforts to get their supporters to cast ballots in the final days of early voting, which ends Sunday, and to the polls on Tuesday.
As of Thursday, 105,000 people had voted early, a relatively small number that suggested much the electorate could still be up for grabs.
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