Jay-Z, Diddy & Nas Endorse Ray McGuire For Mayor Of New York City

Andrew Yang has pulled ahead in many early polls examining New York's mayoral race, but it appears that he may soon face some stiff competition. Fellow mayoral candidate Ray McGuire has earned three of the biggest endorsements anyone can earn in New York. During a panel moderate by Power 105.1's Angie Martinez, Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter, Sean "Diddy" Combs and Nasir "Nas" Jones all publicly expressed their support for the former Citigroup executive. Not to mention, legendary music executive Steve Stoute offered his support for McGuire as well.

"We have to realize that New York is in a state of emergency. New York could be the first city that really does something bold to take care of the people," Combs said.

“That's why I was excited about this conversation, just knowing Ray."

McGuire is a Dayton, Ohio native who moved to the east coast as a teenager to attend the Hotchkiss School in Connecticut. After Hotchkiss, he went on to attend Harvard College before moving to New York. As a New Yorker, McGuire has made his name as a Wall Street aficionado who has worked at Citigroup, Merrill Lynch & Co. and Morgan Stanley. Having lived in New York for more than three decades, McGuire understands how important cosigns from Jay-Z, Nas, Steve Stoute and Diddy are.

“I am honored to have the support of these legends. Today represents the intersection of politics and hip-hop. This is not new, but it’s important that we are all at the table when decisions are being made about the future of our city,” McGuire said in a press release.

“We know now more than ever that our social and political identities are inextricably connected. There’s no social justice without economic justice. We know New York is broke and broken, but we are not without hope. The McGuire Comeback Plan will kickstart the most inclusive economic recovery in New York City history. We all share a deep love for this city and I look forward to having them on Team Ray for the remainder of this campaign.”

McGuire will take these endorsements in stride as he attempts to make up ground on frontrunners like Yang, Maya Wiley and Eric Adams. Voting is set to end on November 2, 2021.

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