NEW YORK | Another socialist victory: Salazar wins NY Senate primary

14Sep - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



NEW YORK | Another socialist victory: Salazar wins NY Senate primary

NEW YORK  — Democratic socialist Julia Salazar overcame intense scrutiny of her personal life Thursday to win the Democratic primary for a state Senate seat in Brooklyn while voters throughout the state punished a group of incumbent Democratic legislators they perceived as too friendly to Republicans.

Salazar, a 27-year-old first-time candidate, handily defeated eight-term incumbent Sen. Martin Dilan in New York’s 18th District, joining the ranks of leftist insurgents nationwide who have knocked out mainstream Democrats.

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