Democratic party stunned by another socialist primary victory in New York
Added 09-14-18 01:17:01am EST - “In yet another sign of the ideological dispute within the Democratic party, a socialist candidate defeated a long-time Democrat incumbent in the primary for a New York senate seat. Julia Salazar, a Democratic Socialist candidate,…” - Theblaze.com
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In yet another sign of the ideological dispute within the Democratic party, a socialist candidate defeated a long-time Democrat incumbent in the primary for a New York senate seat.
Julia Salazar, a Democratic Socialist candidate, defied critics to defeat 16-year incummbent New York State Senator Marty Dilan. Dilan, who is 67 years old, was running for the 13th term in office.
“This was a brutal race, they knew we were a threat to the concentration of wealth and power in this state,” Salazar said in her victory speech. “This is a victory for the oppressed!”
The victory is inspiring comparisons to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who shocked the political world by defeating a party boss for the nomination for New York’s 14th district.
Unlike Cortez, however, Salazar faced challenges from those who said that she was fraudulently running as a socialist because of her previous support for the pro-life movement. Salazar now says that she regrets those views, and blames her actions on being “exposed almost exclusively to reactionary right wing media and political discourse.”
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Tonight’s victory is not about me.
Tonight’s victory is about New Yorkers coming together and choosing to fight against rising rents and homelessness in our communities.
— Julia Salazar for State Senate (@SalazarSenate18) September 14, 2018
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