NEW YORK | Socialist wins legislative seat as voters oust splinter Dems

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



NEW YORK — Nearly a century after New York’s legislature expelled all its socialist members for “disloyalty,” voters in Brooklyn are sending one back to the capital after a bruising primary in which her political message was obscured by embarrassing revelations about her personal life and questions about whether she embellished her biography.

Julia Salazar, 27, a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, handily beat an eight-term incumbent, Sen. Martin Dilan, Thursday in a Democratic primary for a state Senate seat.

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