5 takeaways from the New York City mayoral debate

The contest to become New York City’s next mayor effectively ended early this summer, when Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams won the Democratic primary.

But on Wednesday night, Adams shared a stage with the Republican nominee, Curtis Sliwa, a founder of the Guardian Angels and media personality, for their first debate. The event was less a showdown over who will win the election on November 2, when Adams is expected to romp to victory, than a chance for the moderators and Sliwa to cross-examine the future mayor.

New York City Democratic mayoral candidate Eric Adams, left, and New York City Republican mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa prepare before appearing together during a debate at the NBC 4 New York studios Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, in New York. (CNN)The contest to become New York City’s next mayor effectively […]

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