NEW YORK (CBSNew York) –Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams has turned the tide and now says he will join the leading contenders debate tonight on TSTIME as well as the streaming on CBSN New York.
This is the last time that the main contenders for the mayoral race in New York will face each other before the early voting begins on Saturday.
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Election day is June 22.
After speaking with Justin Wallace’s family rep, we decided that my opponents’ attempts to politicize tonight’s vigil would be a painful distraction. I will honor him tonight and continue to work with the family to end gun violence.
– Eric Adams (@ericadamsfornyc) June 10, 2021
Adams initially refused, saying he would instead be at a vigil for Justin Wallace, 10, who was shot and killed over the weekend. Her decision to join the debate comes as questions have been raised about her whereabouts.
“After speaking with the representative of Justin Wallace’s family, we decided that my opponents’ attempts to politicize tonight’s vigil would be a painful distraction. I will honor him tonight and continue to work with the family to end gun violence, ”Adams wrote on Twitter.
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Marcia Kramer and Maurice DuBois will be the moderators. They will be asking questions of Adams, Kathryn Garcia, Scott Stringer, Maya Wiley and Andrew Yang.
They are the main candidates, invited to participate based on their ranking in the polls and small cash donations from New Yorkers.
As TSTIME’s Alice Gainer reports, supporters of the five candidates gathered outside the TSTIME broadcast center ahead of the debate.
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Police struggled to stop crowds from taking to the streets.
The supporters were unleashed every time a candidate arrived, surrounding them and saluting them.
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You can watch the debate live at 7 p.m. here on TSTIME as well as streaming on CBSN New York.