[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox .] The responses came out sheepishly, as though the debate question had delved into some illicit college-age misconduct. “Yes, unfortunately,” Nomiki Konst, a candidate for public advocate, admitted. “Not anymore.” Other Democratic candidates, like Ydanis Rodriguez, a city councilman from Upper Manhattan, Ronald Kim, an assemblyman from Queens and Danny O’Donnell, an assemblyman from Manhattan, also gave grudging nods, but blamed their partners or spouses. Their transgression? Acknowledging that they have used Amazon. Of the candidates on the debate stage that day, only one — Eric A. Ulrich, a Republican city councilman from Queens — was an unabashed fan of Amazon, and the only one who fully supported the company’s deal to accept as much as $3 billion in tax incentives to build a corporate campus in Long Island City, Queens. And now that Amazon has pulled out of a deal, Mr. Ulrich may be uniquely positioned to benefit. Nearly all of the 17 candidates in the Feb. 26 special election have opposed the deal that would have given Amazon the tax breaks, citing the company’s anti-union background, and the demands that 25,000 workers… Read full this story
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