Garcia concedes after New York Democratic Primary called for Adams

Former New York City sanitation commissioner Kathryn Garcia conceded the race to be the city’s next mayor on Wednesday, a day after the Democratic primary was called for rival Eric Adams.

Garcia, 51, lost by just 8,426 votes. Adams won 50.5% and she got 49.5% after eight rounds of ranked-choice voting, in a counting process that took weeks.

“I am proof that outsiders without backing of the political establishment and determined women are a force to be reckoned with,” Garcia said Wednesday near the Women’s Rights Pioneers Monument in Manhattan’s Central Park.

Garcia would have been the first female mayor of the most populous U.S. city. She

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