Scott Stringer was nowhere to be seen in public on a day that ended with the mayoral candidate losing more high-profile backers.
Congressman Adriano Espaillat, state Senator Jose Serrano, state Assemblywoman Carmen De La Rosa and City Council Members Mark Levine and Diana Ayala are rescinding their endorsement of Stringer.
The Upper Manhattan lawmakers joining a slate of progressive leaders a day earlier.
Stringer is accused of sexually assaulting a campaign volunteer 20 years ago.
The city comptroller has denied Jean Kim’s account and said the two had a consensual relationship.
His mayoral campaign would not say how he spent his Saturday.
His rivals, however, were out in force on the campaign trail, some in the neighborhood where Stringer made his name in politics.
“I’ve been in the Upper West Side several times before today and I be will back to the Upper West Side because we have residents right here that represent the coalition I’m pulling together to win this race,” Maya Wiley said.
Wiley, a former MSNBC analyst who also was chief counsel to Mayor de Blasio, stands to gain the most from a weakened Stringer campaign.
“I’m the progressive that’s actually going to make the change that we progressives have been fighting for, for years,” she said.
Former nonprofit CEO Dianne Morales, perhaps the farthest left among the mayoral candidates, also could get a second look from voters seeking an alternative to Stringer.
Also on the Upper West Side on Saturday, former Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia introduced state Assemblyman Danny O’Donnell as her newest endorser.
“Our message that we will actually have New York City’s back, that we will be in this together, has been the motto," she said. "I view all New York City territory as Team Garcia territory.”
In Co-op City in the Bronx, former Obama administration official Shaun Donovan unveiled his own support from state legislators: state Assembly members Michael Benedetto and Charles Fall.
Donovan, Garcia, Morales and Wiley have called on Stringer to leave the race for mayor.
NY1 asked frontrunner and one-time presidential candidate Andrew Yang if he was also doing so.
He is not.
“I think the concerns that have been expressed this week are very serious and very real, but I do think that it’s up to Scott and to a large extent the voters what path he takes forward,” Yang said.