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Transatlantic Left Voices

Where Progressives Stand After NYC’s Primary Elections

The triumph of Eric Adams, a stridently anti-Left candidate, in the mayor’s race and numerous victories for the Left in down-ballot races reflects the different structural challenges candidates encounter in a high-profile, high-stakes campaign to lead a city of 8.8 million people as opposed to more localized contests. It also underscores that most voters are not strictly ideological in their choices but instead will gravitate toward candidates who they think understand their lives and will fight for them.

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