Tiffany Cabán earned the endorsement of Ocasio-Cortez, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and the NYT.
Her platform included decriminalizing prostitution because “We just criminalize the people who have been destabilized by systemic problems, and you know our sex work community falls squarely within that category,”….“This is literally how they put food on their tables,”….
Caban also vowed not to prosecute “low-level crimes.”
Her election loss is a clear win for the NYC borough of Queens.
Via NY Post.
Queens district attorney candidate Tiffany Cabán conceded defeat Tuesday night — six weeks after the Democratic primary election that pitted her against the establishment-backed Queens Borough President Melinda Katz.
“We terrified the Democratic establishment,” Cabán told her supporters at a party in Astoria.
“We showed [that] you can run on a boldly decarceral platform,” she added referring to her criminal justice reforms. “You don’t have to play by the old rules.”
In a back-and-forth race that saw both candidates declare victory, the insurgent lawyer fought to the very end challenging dozens of invalidated affidavit ballots in court that she said were improperly excluded.
But after several attempts to claw back — including at a judicial hearing earlier Tuesday — she bowed out after it became clear she’d be unable to erase the 60-vote gap separating her and Katz.
“There’s still so, so much work to be done here in Queens — and you better believe I’m going to keep fighting,” Cabán said….