Adams endorses Hochul for governor

Mayor Eric Adams endorsed Gov. Kathy Hochul in her bid for a full four-year term, less than two weeks before the Democratic primary.

The endorsement from Adams, a prominent Black elected official from Brooklyn, could help boost downstate support among nonwhite voters for Hochul, a native of Buffalo. Hochul took office last August when former Governor Andrew Cuomo suddenly resigned amid allegations of sexual harassment.

Hochul, 63, will face off against U.S. Representative Tom Suozzi of Long Island and city Public Advocate Jumaane Williams in the June 28 primary. Polls have consistently showed Hochul leading both candidates.

In a television interview Wednesday morning before he formally announced

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