While Mr. Adams’ lead was daunting for some on the left, New York progressives had hope in other key top-down races.
In Manhattan, the district attorney’s race was too close to call in Alvin Bragg, a progressive, holding a narrow lead over Tali Farhadian Weinstein. Ms Weinstein, a more moderate Democrat, had injected more than $ 8 million of her own money into her campaign in the final weeks of the race, sparking anger among progressives over the spending and her ties to Wall Street.
In the city comptroller’s race to replace the so-called Mr. Stringer, Brad Lander, a progressive from Park Slope, Brooklyn, led Corey Johnson, the chairman of the city council, by a margin similar to that of Mr. Adams who led Ms. Wiley in the race for mayor. . Like Ms Wiley, Mr Lander had been supported by Ms Ocasio-Cortez and Ms Warren.
Jumaane Williams, the current New York City public defender and outspoken progressive, made it through his primary and won around 70% of the vote.
In one of the city council’s flagship races for the left, Tiffany Cabán, who had previously run for the Queens district attorney, led largely with the support of the Democratic Socialists of America. Other progressive favorites led the board seats, including Sandy Nurse and Jennifer Gutierrez.
In Buffalo, New York’s second-largest city, India Walton, a Democratic socialist, was about to upset outgoing four-term Democrat Byron Brown. Mr. Brown is a former state president of the New York Democratic Party and a close ally of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.
Katie Glueck and Michael Gold contributed reporting.