Mets owner Steve Cohen gives $500K each to Eric Adams, Andrew Yang

Mets owner Steven Cohen is going for a double in the mayor’s race — donating $1 million split evenly between two groups that back frontrunners Eric Adams and Andrew Yang.

The hedge fund billionaire made one $500,000 contribution to Strong Leadership NYC, a political action committee that backs Adams, and a second $500,000 donation to Comeback PAC, that backs Yang.

The half million dollar bets far exceed the amount Cohen would be allowed to give directly to individual candidates under campaign finance regulations. The PACs are not allowed to coordinate strategy or spending plans with the candidates.

Both payments were made on May 18, before a new poll showed former Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia catapulting into first place ahead of Yang and Adams who’ve been trading places in the number one and two spots in other recent surveys.

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A lifelong Mets fan, Yang still attended the Yankees season opener against the Toronto Blue Jays in April.

Adams, also an ardent Amazins backer, hosted a party at Brooklyn Borough Hall to watch the Mets during Game 1 of the World Series in 2015.

Cohen has previously given to political candidates from both parties including Gov. Andrew Cuomo and former President Donald Trump’s inauguration but this is his first foray into the crowded race for the Democratic mayoral primary on June 22.

In 2017, Cohen hosted a fundraiser for a Republican mayoral candidate, the private investigator Bo Dietl.

Cohen, who briefly tangled with current Mayor Bill de Blasio when HIzzoner initially opposed his purchase of the Mets last year, did not respond to a request for comment.

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