Dan Goldman, a candidate for congress, admitted on Friday that he cast ballots for Kathryn Garcia and Eric Adams in the previous year’s ranked-choice Democratic mayoral primary, but he claimed he couldn’t remember who he had chosen as his top option.
During a separate press conference in downtown Manhattan, Goldman, the front-runner in the fiercely contested race for the 10th Congressional District, answered questions about his vote for the year 2021.
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“Kathryn Garcia and Eric Adams received my vote. He told reporters, “I’m trying to recall who my other ranked-choice choices were.
When asked if Adams or Garcia came in first, Goldman was unable to remember. They were really one and two. In the end, I don’t remember,” he said.
Democratic candidate Dan Goldman (Mary Altaffer) for the NY-10 Congressional District
A request for response from a representative of Mayor Adams went unanswered. Garcia, who is presently the director of state operations for Governor Hochul, could not be reached for comment.
Goldman claimed to support Adams and Garcia, but the narrative thickens when his donation history is brought into the picture.
Goldman gave Andrew Yang, a failed mayoral candidate, $2,000, and $2,000 to Adams, according to city Campaign Finance Board documents. According to the papers, he made no financial contributions to Garcia.
Eric Adams, the mayor of New York City, and Kathryn Garcia (right)
Garcia fared best of all the 2021 mayoral candidates in the Tribeca election district where Goldman lives, garnering 37.3% of all first-choice votes, according to data compiled by City University of New York researcher Steven Romalewski. A spokesman for Goldman did not respond to a request for comment on why he only gave money to Adams and Yang if Garcia was among his top two picks.
The timing of Goldman’s disclosure of his voting history coincides with his preparation for Tuesday’s primary election.
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Goldman, a former federal prosecutor who led the Democratic team during the first impeachment of former President Donald Trump, is the front-runner in the crowded 10th District race.
The campaign of one of Goldman’s rivals, City Councilwoman Carlina Rivera, claimed that his lack of transparency on his voting history for 2021 is a problem.
How can we believe you on the existential matters that are on the ballot on Tuesday: abortion, housing, and our deteriorating infrastructure, if you can’t get your facts straight on the little things? said Alyssa Cass, a spokeswoman for the Rivera campaign.
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