This year, New York City will elect a new comptroller. The Democratic primary was hotly contested. Progressive Brad Lander won the nomination, defeating Corey Johnson and Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.
The Republican race nowhere near as competitive. Daby Carreras ran unopposed and immediately became a massive underdog. Democratic Scott Stringer won the 2017 election for comptroller, garnering 78% of the vote.
And Carreras, while not a likely winner, is a controversial candidate. This weekend, Resist Programming posted
a video of the Republican campaigning while wearing a Jewish star. Anti-Vaccination proponents have been using the star to compare COVID-19 restrictions to the Holocaust.
Republican candidate for NYC comptroller, Daby Carreras, has been campaigning with a Holocaust inspired yellow star. pic.twitter.com/KKoPGergXj
— Resist Programming 🛰 (@RzstProgramming) October 31, 2021
Interestingly enough, the Jewish Voice is supporting Carrerras, writing:
“The choice for New York City Comptroller is beyond clear for all New Yorkers. The Jewish Voice is giving its ringing endorsement to Republican Daby Carreras of the “Save Our City” party. Mr. Carreras has stated: “The quality of life in this great city has degraded in many ways, and at the same time, the cost of living is increasing. Career politicians have forgotten what life is like for everyday New Yorkers. We need a more responsive government to improve the quality of life for our people in every neighborhood. I will fight for better education, less crime, more local jobs, rent stabilization, helping the homeless move into housing, protecting Seniors & lowering New York State taxes. I’m running because New Yorkers deserve a leadership that puts them first. I look forward to serving all New Yorkers.” We asked New Yorkers to throw their full throated support behind Mr. Carreras.”
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.