Eric Adams beats Curtis Sliwa, is elected second Black mayor of NYC

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New York Daily News

NEW YORK — Eric Adams, a former cop who climbed from poverty in Queens to become a fierce voice for frustrated working-class voters, was elected the second Black mayor of New York City on Tuesday, positioning him to lead a city confronted by cascading COVID challenges. In reaching his decadeslong ambition, Adams joined David Dinkins in the brief log of African Americans elected mayor of the nation’s largest city, and became the first former police officer to achieve the feat in 75 years. His general election victory over Curtis Sliwa, the Republican nominee and founder of the Guardian Angels, …

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