From left to right, candidates Maya Wiley, Scott Stringer, and Eric Adams.
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With the June 22 primary approaching, the Democratic candidates for New York City mayor are steadily landing endorsements from top politicians and organizations in the city and state. In a wide-open race where New Yorkers will utilize a ranked-choice ballot for the first time, several groups offered dual or tiered endorsements with multiple picks. Here are some of the prominent endorsements that have been made (and rescinded) in the race so far.
Sure beats Manchin not backing any voting rights reform bill
Sen. Joe Manchin is breaking with Democrats and throwing his weight behind a more measured voting rights bill in lieu of the sweeping Democratic voting reform bill that Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has labeled a top priority of the caucus.
The Democrat from West Virginia told ABC News exclusively that he intends to support the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, a more narrowly tailored piece of voting rights legislation that he said he believes could muster bipartisan support even as voting legislation is becoming a flash point between the two parties.
“I believe Democrats and Republicans feel very strongly about protecting the ballot boxes allowing people to protect the right to vote making it accessible making it fair and making it secure and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, if we apply that to all 50 states and territories, it’s something that can be done – it should be done,” Manchin told ABC News’ Rachel Scott. “It could be done bipartisan to start getting confidence back in our system.”
Liz Cheney has not changed her tune after being ousted
“We cannot embrace both the big lie and the Constitution,” Cheney says following removal from her leadership post. She says she’ll do “everything I can” to ensure Trump never gets near the Oval again. “We cannot be dragged backward by the dangerous lies of a former president.”