For decades, the Columbus Day Parade in New York City has been a must-see destination for politicians and aspiring politicians. As a result, the decision by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg to skip it in 2002 has been a hot topic for days.
This year’s rally didn’t seem to make a difference, even taking into account the growing controversy around the holidays. Mayor Bill de Blasio appeared and continued several provocations. Governor Kathy Hokul and some major rivals attended. The Republican long-time mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa also followed the Manhattan route.
However, New York City Mayor Democratic candidate Eric Adams, president of Brooklyn, did not attend the parade on Monday. His whereabouts were unknown: Mr Adams did not announce any public schedule that day.
Indeed, Adams, who secured the Democratic mayoral nomination in July and is almost certain to win the general election next month, has been relatively rare on the campaign trails of the last few weeks.
For his allies, Adams’ few public schedules allowed him to focus on financing, preparing for governance, and consolidating the important relationships he needed in the office. Suggests. But it is also a cautious approach that reduces the risk of silent remarks and limits media scrutiny of men on track to assume one of the country’s most powerful positions.
As of Tuesday — three weeks from the day of the election — Adams’ campaign announced less than five public schedules in October, with several more government-related recommendations from the Mayor’s Office. He did not announce a campaign event on the weekend. The only advertised stop was a government visit to the Italian-American Federation of Brooklyn.
In contrast, most reviews of Mr. De Blasio’s public campaign schedule since early October 2013 (during the last open-seat mayoral race in New York) showed that he rarely attacked five provinces daily. , He almost developed a recommendation, marched in a parade, and gave a speech on a daily public schedule of the event.
“Regardless of the expected outcome, it’s never a pain to seek voter support, increase numbers, claim strong missions and head to the city hall,” he said. De Blasio. “Even if you’re playing against a guy who has 16 cats, you don’t want to win by default.”
Adams and his team strongly reject the suggestion that he is pursuing less than an enthusiastic schedule, even if he doesn’t always broadcast his event. Indeed, Adams, a long-standing fixture in his hometown of Brooklyn, appeared frequently in community and political rallies throughout the city, as his campaign didn’t advertise.
He recently in an interview with NY1 claimed that he attended 13 events a day and was visiting until 1am. Adams has been present since Labor Day, he said. According to the campaign, the list did not include events that Adams attended with volunteers or voters, or extensive media interviews.
Asked how Adams spent the day on Monday, Teeth said he was organizing with volunteers.
“Eric works hard from early morning to late night,” Teeth met with voters and volunteers, “holding an event to ensure that the workers who support him win the election day.” Said.
“He has also spent a considerable amount of time preparing to become mayor if he succeeds on November 2, with governments, nonprofits and business leaders to make sure he is ready to lead New York. We are in talks, “added Teeth.
However, while civil servants and candidates seeking public office usually distribute daily schedules in media advisories, Adams’ campaigns and government agencies do not publicize the number of notable events that Teeth mentioned. It was.
The opaque nature of how Adams spends time makes it difficult to measure the full extent of his involvement with the mayor’s race — but he seems to have followed the path daily in the final month of the contest. Does not look like.
It also raises the question of how transparent Adams would be about his activities if he became mayor. (Adams has already faced other questions about the details of his schedule. His team refused to say where he was on vacation this summer, and he was about his place of residence. Faced with serious scrutiny.)
Teeth didn’t directly answer the question about what promises Adams is ready to make regarding the public schedule he will announce if he wins.
“Organizers and participants want what we don’t want, so we don’t always advise on campaign events and appearances, and we often discuss campaign strategies,” Teeth said of the current race. rice field. “But Eric believes that it is very important for members of the media to have regular access to him to ask questions on behalf of the general public, so he frequently holds press conferences and We interview individual reporters daily. “
Adams was on the campaign trail on Tuesday to visit urban agriculture and discuss ways to provide underserved New Yorkers with better access to nutritious food and preventive care. He also emphasizes policy proposals on issues such as public security, economic and housing revitalization, and his team and other allies emphasize that he has a deep focus on the transition.
California’s 7th Senator John C. Liu, who attended Mr Adams’ rally last week, said:
Adams announced his appearance on both Tuesday and Wednesday, with signs that he is beginning to accelerate his public schedule. He also uses his important battlefield to start broadcasting campaign ads.
The fact that New York City’s Democratic inclination is even more democratic than when Mr. De Blasio first ran for mayor means that New York City political experts consider the race to be competitive. Virtually nothing means that many Democrats are optimistic about Mr Adams. Apparent public campaign style.
In part, many consider Sliwa to be a much less reliable enemy than De Blasio’s 2013 Republican rival Joseph J. Rota, who chaired the Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation. is. Percentage points.
“Curtis Sliwa is not a serious person,” said Bill De Blasio, campaign manager for De Blasio in 2013. It’s all about preparing for the transition to governance. “
Fernando Ferrer, a 2005 Democratic candidate, added about Adams: Would you like to focus on campaigning with Curtis Sriwa for all? excuse me. “
Adams has the opportunity to do so. Two general election discussions are planned. The first debate will take place on October 20, three days before the start of early voting.
Indeed, there were already occasional conflicts between the candidates. Adams called Sliwa, a “racist,” a “racist,” who admitted that he had created a case of fighting crime. Mr. Sliwa frequently abuses Mr. Adams.
“MIA, he can’t see,” said Adams in a short phone call, Sliwa, who announced a schedule for public events almost every day this month.
“That’s a big difference from when he was in the primary,” he added.
Mr Sliwa also defended his own election prospects.
“Usually they think Republicans are like this …