Eric Adams, Andrew Yang snag more endorsements as mayoral primary nears

Leading mayoral contender Eric Adams accepted the backing of prominent civil rights leader Norman Siegel on Monday.

“He cares about the people in the city especially the powerless, especially the marginalized, and so do I. We’ve shared that for more than three decades” said Siegel, former head of the New York Civil Liberties Union, at a press conference with Adams in Harlem.

Siegel’s endorsement comes as Adams is trying to show he’ll be both tough on crime but also sympathetic to social justice issues if he wins the June 22 Democratic primary.

Adams, a former NYPD captain, previously won the backing of police brutality victim Abner Louima and the father of police shooting victim Sean Bell.

Fellow race front-runner Andrew Yang, meanwhile, won the backing of state Sen. John Liu, with the two appearing at a City Hall Park rally in Lower Manhattan to shore up Asian American support.

“I said to John, and l say to you all today, I am going to finish the job that John Liu started and become the first Asian American mayor in the history of New York City,” Yang said, noting that the Queens Democrat was the first Asian American to hold citywide office when he was elected comptroller in 2009.

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