February 4, 2020

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NYC's First Debate
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Brooklyn Dems
Mayoral Debate
Eric Adams / Shaun Donovan / Ray McGuire / Andrew Yang
Scott Stringer / Maya Wiley / Loree Sutton / Kathryn Garcia
BROOKLYN, NY – On Sunday, January 31, the Brooklyn Democratic Party sponsored a virtual debate between the top mayoral, comptroller, and Brooklyn borough president candidates, moderated by Errol Louis, TV political anchor and commentator.

The full debate can be watched via our YouTube here.
Additionally, the debate, which was watched by over 5,000 people, received national and local news coverage, which summarizes some highlights and analysis of the debate. We hope you find them useful.

“I thank all the candidates, organizers, and viewers who made this important event possible," says Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn, Chair of the Brooklyn Democratic Party. "This was a vital opportunity to hear the candidates' stances on an election that will shape the future of New York City and our borough to emerge from the crises."
Media Coverage
New York Times
Who's the Front-Runner? 5 Takeaways From the First...

Questions about the Yang campaign's treatment of women and Citigroup's role in the mortgage crisis created moments of friction among the New York City contenders. Most mayoral debates in New York City - or anywhere, for that matter - do not get...

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Brooklyn Eagle
Borough president candidates take center stage at...

The online debate between candidates for the Democratic nomination for borough president sponsored by the Kings County Democratic Committee on Sunday night revealed some very real differences on some of the issues as well as near-unanimity on...

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Kings County Politics
BP Candidates Verbally Joust in Kick-off Debate

A bevy of Brooklyn Borough President (BP) candidates threw down on Sunday, January 31, in the first of many major debates to come this election cycle. They discussed a wide range of topics from being working parents to the NYPD budget to Uniform...

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Gotham Gazette
City Comptroller Candidates Seek to Set Themselves Apart ...

(l-r) Brad Lander, Brian Benjamin, David Weprin, Kevin Parker Five Democratic candidates running in the primary for New York City Comptroller appeared at the first debate of the race on Sunday, trying to set themselves apart as most qualified and ...

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In First Mayoral Debate, Maya Wiley Presses Andrew Yang...

In what was the sharpest jab of the first mayoral debate of the season, Maya Wiley took Andrew Yang to task on Sunday over reports that his campaign had used confidentiality agreements and cultivated a culture that was described as demeaning to...

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Brooklyn Borough President Debate
Robert Cornegy Jr / Khari Edwards / Matthieu Eugene / Kim Council /
Anthony Jones / Jo Anne Simon / Shanduke McPhatter
As advocates for their boroughs, borough presidents make sure that community needs in areas like jobs, education, public safety, and more are met.
Comptroller Debate
Brian Benjamin / David Weprin / Kevin Parker / Brad Lander
New York City’s comptroller is our municipal auditor and fiduciary. The Office of the Comptroller does several things, but its chief responsibilities are to prepare audits and oversee how city agencies are spending their money and managing the city’s public pension funds.
Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn, Brooklyn Democratic Party Chair
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41st Assembly Dems Club
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Rosa Parks Independent Democratic Club
Arthur Ashe Democratic Club
Brooklyn Independent Democrats
Bay Democrats
South Brooklyn Democrats
The United Progressive Democratic Club
New York Progressive Club
Sunset Park/Redhook Partners
Borough Park/ Midwood Partners
Stars & Stripes Regular Democratic Organization
Northeast Brooklyn Democrats
Community 1st Democratic Club
New Grassroots Democratic Club
Vanguard Independent Democratic Association
Real Action Community Democrats
Thomas Jefferson Democratic Club
Bay Ridge Democrats
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Democratic Club
United Political Association

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