Mayor Eric Adams on Saturday urged Jay Jacobs, chairman of the state’s Democratic Party, to do a great job and join Governor Kathy Hochul, who previously said she would not call for the embattled leader’s resignation.
“I think Jay Jacobs took home the governor’s race here, a very difficult race,” he told reporters at a charity event related to the SOMOS conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
“Jay Jacobs has been a real steady hand, and I think Rodneyse Bichotte – talk about W’s,” Adams added, crediting the Brooklyn Democratic Party chairman for helping Attorney General Letitia win. James.
Bichotte is also under fire for failing to bring out her party’s vote in Kings County.
The mayor’s loyalty is in stark contrast to the anger of the party’s left wing, which does not blame its own soft-on crime policies and instead blames the party leadership for the losses of the left-wing members of the Assembly. — especially in southern Brooklyn — and the failure to win congressional districts on Long Island and the state.
“I asked for Jay Jacob’s resignation a year ago and I still hold that position,” said socialist representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. tweeted Wednesday. She was reelected Tuesday to her third term as a representative of parts of the Bronx and Queens.
Adams said Democrats — who found themselves reliant on the left-wing Working Families Party to secure Hochul’s election victory — should talk better with Asian and Latino voters.
“We’re losing them. We must respond directly to the needs of the workers of this country that has been the foundation of the Democratic Party, and we must speak to their needs and not speak to them,” he said.
Republican Lester Chang, the Republican defeated 36-year-old veteran Councilor Peter Abbate in the 49th District Bensonhurst/Borough Park/Sunset Park.
He opposed New York bail reforms and championed education and school choice on merit.
State Senator Jessica Ramos said Jacobs should be fired but agreed that Democrats should figure out how to talk about crime.
“Jacobs should have been fired yesterday.”
“This was a great election for Democrats across the country, but here in NY our leadership let us down. People are dealing with crime and a money crisis. And we don’t listen. We don’t win by running away from things voters care about. Tuesday was proof of that,” she added.