New York City mayoral candidate Scott Stringer vowed to stay in the race on Tuesday, claiming he “never liked it” about his campaign – sexual harassment allegations against him and a growing list of endorsers jumping ships Despite.
“Only when voters decide they don’t choose me, I think I’m out,” the city comptroller told NY1’s “Morning on 1” when asked if he would withdraw. “I think people are going to support me and I’ve never felt good about this campaign, believe it or not.”
The allegations against him last week were made by stringer publicist and comedian Gene Kim, who says he groped and kissed her and repeated unwanted sexual advances when he was an unpaid trainee on his public advocate campaign when he was a member of the House in a state. Is denied.
The 61-year-old longtime Democratic politician claims that 49-year-old Kim was a 30-year-old volunteer and “co-worker”, not an apprentice to her campaign, and an “on-and-off” consensual relationship between the two.
Stringer re-asserted on Tuesday that the allegations were “completely and utterly false” – as he spoke of the importance of ensuring that “women are heard” when they are charged with sexual misconduct allegations Come forward
“There is no merit in this. That did not happen, ”Stringer said. “And I just want everyone to know that it’s not me.”
He stressed that he would be able to help the Big Apple voters.
“I think the New Yorkers will be able to find out,” he said. “I think when you go into the streets, churches and metro stations, I think there’s a lot of support for me. I believe I’m going to be the next mayor.
Stringer confirmed his support from UFT, and represented School Safety Agents — among others — from Teamsters Local 237, which gave him a timely nod on Monday.
When asked about the recent turnout that shows he is trailing Andrew Yang and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Stringer insisted that his campaign would take a jump.
“I’m the biggest comeback candidate we’ve seen in a long time, I was down 20 points with Eliot Spitzer at the moment, and I won that race,” he said of his 2013 comptroller primary bid. “I do not listen to these elections.”