And in a rare communication between the campaigns, Mr. Young’s co-campaign managers released a list of questions for Mr. Adams on Wednesday, which they said were intended to complement issues raised by Ms. Wiley’s team the previous one. day.
“Why would anyone vote for a candidate who can’t even be honest about where he lives?” Asked Sasha Ahuja and Chris Kofi, Mr. Young’s campaign leaders, as they detailed the list of ethical issues. “How are the traffic problems in Fort Lee?” What are you hiding? ”
A day earlier, Ms. Wiley’s campaign manager, Maya Rupert, had asked, “WTF?!?! Does Eric Adams live in New Jersey? “On Wednesday, Madame Coleman, a spokesman for Mr Adams, fired back, releasing a series of questions about Ms Wiley̵
Earlier Wednesday, a crowd of journalists gathered in front of Mr Adams’ townhouse in Bedford-Stewant, where a table with coffee and vegan pastries was set up for reporters. (Mr. Adams is a vocal vegan.)
At one point, Mr. Adams seemed unable to speak for more than a minute as he told a story about his shooting when he spoke out against racism at the police station, just days after his son, now 26, was born.
Mr Adams said that was why he tried to be personal about his home life.
“I realized that the life I was living, my intercession, would take his father away from him,” he said. “Throughout my police career, none of my colleagues knew I had a son. I wanted to protect him from the reality of what I was doing. I became very personal. “