Wave of progressive New York pols, groups withdraw support for Stringer


A host of progressive New York politicos, including the Working Families Party, withdrew their support of Scott Stringer’s mayoral candidacy Friday days after one of the city comptroller’s former interns lodged a sexual abuse allegation against him.

The withdrawals came down Friday as something of an unofficial verdict in a court of public opinion surrounding the allegations made by a former Stringer staffer, Jean Kim, who accused the comptroller of making unwanted advances toward her and groping her back in 2001.

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