Four takeaways from the last NYC mayoral debate before early voting begins this weekend

(CNN) In their final debate before New Yorkers begin early voting on Saturday, five of the leading candidates in the Democratic mayoral primary on Thursday night delivered closing messages to voters and last-ditch attacks on each other.
Here are four takeaways from the third Democratic mayoral debate, with one more to go next week ahead of the primary on June 22.
Crime and gun violence divides the fieldThere is no debate over the fact that violent crime is surging in New York.
But Adams has insisted that his experience on the force makes him uniquely qualified to turn his vision into reality.
Yang sought to undermine that argument on Thursday, describing it as simplistic and mocking Adams' campaign message as thin.
I should be mayor," Yang said.
"He spent months attacking me for not being a New Yorker," Yang said, "meanwhile he was attacking me from New Jersey."
"The only time I go to New Jersey is by accident," New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer deadpanned.
Adams said he would sideline his "ego" for the greater good, or as he put it, "Team New York."
"What's critical to getting along with the governor," she said, "is making sure we are organizing the constituents that he serves along with the mayor of New York City."
"The state needs the city," Yang said.
By that point, though, Stringer, who has spent decades in the politics of both New York City and Albany, had heard enough.
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