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Spurning liberals, Adams wins NYC’s Democratic mayoral race with ‘blue-collar’ appeal

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By Joseph Ax (Reuters) -Eric Adams, the Brooklyn borough president and a former police captain, won the Democratic nomination for New York City mayor as a moderate who vowed to improve public safety and give voice to working-class residents. The message resonated in the pandemic-weary city, where media reports of a spike in shootings drove crime to the top of voters’ concerns even as New York confronts deep-seated issues including wealth inequality, a lack of affordable housing and struggling public schools. Adams’ two closest rivals, former city sanitation chief Kathryn Garcia and civil right…

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