Dan Goldman’s opponents in the Democratic primary for New York City mayor last year had little issue recalling their votes when Goldman claimed he couldn’t.
In a quick poll of the front-runners for the Democratic nomination for New York’s 10th Congressional District, which includes lower Manhattan and brownstone Brooklyn, Kathryn Gracia, the former sanitation commissioner who lost to Eric Adams by a razor-thin margin, came out on top.
In a Friday puzzler, ultrawealthy former federal prosecutor Goldman, who assisted in the impeachment of former President Donald Trump, claimed he was unsure of whether he had Garcia or Adams as his top choice for mayor.
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Shawn Inglima as Dan Goldman
Despite campaign finance records showing that he gave $2,000 to then-Democrat Andrew Yang late in the election but not to Garcia, Goldman claimed to have Garcia and Adams in his top two. The discrepancy between his donation and reported vote has not been addressed by his campaign.
NY-10 candidate Dan Goldman claims he can’t remember whether he endorsed Kathryn Garcia or Eric Adams for mayor of New York City.
On Sunday, former congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman, 81, showed no signs of memory loss.
Hank Pennink’s Elizabeth Holtzman
Is that a sincere query? I remember who I voted for, of course! After serving in the House from 1973 to 1981, Holtzman is vying for re-election. I voted in favor of Kathryn Garcia.
While running for office on Saturday in Brooklyn’s Park Slope, Councilwoman Carlina Rivera recalled the 14-month-old vote and claimed she, too, placed Garcia first. Regarding her top pick, Rivera remarked, “I put Kathryn.” I merely have a great deal of respect for her.
Councilwoman Carlina Rivera (Shawn Inglima): “Since I’ve known her as a commissioner, she’s always given me good counsel,” Rivera remarked of Garcia. “I believe she has had an impact on my life as a public servant.”
In the ranked-choice mayoral race, Rivera, who has strong labor support in the congressional campaign, noted that she placed Maya Wiley second.
Yuh-Line Niou (Theodore Parisienne), an assemblywoman
Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou claimed that last year, Wiley was listed first on her ballot, and the current mayor was not included.
Niou, an outspoken progressive with strong backing from activists, declared during a campaign event in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, on Sunday, “I voted for Maya, and I also voted for Art Chang.” “I cast my vote for a full slate of five, except Eric Adams.”
Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon added that in the competitive mayoral campaign, she gave Wiley the top spot and Garcia the runner-up spot.
As an elected leader, Simon emphasized the need for transparency in a statement on Monday. “Being genuine is more important than being politically indifferent.”
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