April 27, 2005
New Contest in Democratic Primary for NYC Mayor
Ferrer and Fields closely matched in Democratic primary for mayor: After weeks of controversy over his comments about the Amadou Diallo shooting, Former Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer now finds himself in a competitive race for the Democratic nomination for mayor with Manhattan Borough President C. Virginia Fields. Ferrer receives support from 34% of city Democrats for September’s primary compared with 30% for Fields. Council Speaker Gifford Miller and Congressman Anthony Weiner trail with 12% and 11%, respectively. 13% of Democrats are undecided.