Decided: Dem. Socialist will face Bushwick’s Dem. state senator on primary ballot

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Voters can officially fill in the bubble for the self-proclaimed Democratic Socialist candidate looking to unseat Bushwick’s sitting Democratic state senator in the Sept. 13 primary elections, after the state’s highest court threw out the eight-term incumbent’s case to kick her off the ballot on Aug. 29.

The New York Court of Appeals upheld two lower court rulings to reject state Sen. Martin Malavé Dilan’s suit against 27-year-old Julia Salazar, which claimed the Florida native had not lived in the district long enough to be on the ballot.

Dilan — who is seeking his ninth term representing the Senate’s 18th District that includes parts of Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Cypress Hills, East New York, Bedford-Stuyvesant, and Brownsville, and recently picked up the support of Mayor DeBlasio — filed the lawsuit because of his fear of giving voters a choice, according to Salazar’s attorney.

“Make no mistake, this frivolous lawsuit was an attempt by a scared incumbent to deny voters their right to decide who should represent them in Albany,” said Renée Paradis. “Now that this baseless smear has been rejected by three courts of law, North Brooklyn will have a chance to vote for Julia’s vision of a Brooklyn that works for everyone, not just the few.”

But the incumbent, a former Councilman whose son represents many of those same neighborhoods in the Assembly, isn’t only claiming that Salazar’s residency should disqualify her from holding office — he recently told the hosts of Brooklyn Paper Radio that his challenger’s roughly eight years as a registered Republican should make voters question just how progressive she really is.

“For you to come and run for state Senate when you have been registered as a Republican from 2009 to July 2017? You go from true red to extreme left. That’s a problem,” Dilan said on air.

Reach reporter Julianne Cuba at (718) 260–4577 or by e-mail at Follow her on Twitter @julcuba.
Posted 12:00 am, August 31, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Homey from Crooklyn says:
I wish all these retards, including De Blasio
would pack up and move to Venezuela
Aug. 31, 2018, 6:34 am
Moshe aron Kestenbaum ODA from Williamsburg says:
Trump just vote Trump all the way down .
Aug. 31, 2018, 6:48 am
Red Pill from Reality Check says:
Democrats are now fully embracing socialism. They are not even hiding it. FFS This is America. Start doing your research people. Put down the NYTimes and turn off MSNBC and NPR. The minorities (Blacks, Latinos and Gays) are being used by the White liberals. They don’t give a darn about you other than your votes. Wake up people, you are smarter than this. Don’t let them make a victim out of you. #walkaway.
Aug. 31, 2018, 7:48 am
Mike from Williamsburg says:
Julia Salazar is qualified to be a swing voter, not a state senator. She led a pro-life group unit she turned on a dime and now supports abortion on demand. She lied about being an immigrant to appeal to the senate district. What ideological and identity awakening will she have next year? Someone whose beliefs are so shallow can't be trusted.

The one identity that she should own up to is being a gentrifier. What else would you call an Ivy-educated person from middle-class Florida roots who moves into market rate housing in Bushwick?
Aug. 31, 2018, 8:04 am
Wolf from Sheep’s Clothing says:
She’s using her Spanish surname to win over the Latinos in Bushwick even though she claims to be a Jew but also wants to boycott Israel. Wtf? ...and that picture of her with Cynthia Nixon, there is something evil and creepy about that face of hers.
Aug. 31, 2018, 8:59 am
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
This person obviously has a mental illness if they can go from being a Republican to a socialist. Get her the professional help she needs.
Aug. 31, 2018, 1:12 pm
Mark from Br says:
Lol at the idiots who still support trump, they are the largest group on welfare too.
Aug. 31, 2018, 4:38 pm
Teresa Toro from Williamburg says:
I love Socialists
Aug. 31, 2018, 7:56 pm
Timbo from Bayside says:
This time socialism is going to work, just you wait and see!
Aug. 31, 2018, 8:47 pm
Tim from GREENPOINT says:
Aug. 31, 2018, 9:37 pm
Her own family from Greenpoint says:
Says she is a liar
Sept. 1, 2018, 8:05 am
SCR from Realityville says:
If there is any political mental illness,it is Ideological-purity. This is totally with regard to whether,it is Right-wing Ideological-purity,or Left-wing;Ideological-purity. They are both,absolutely equally EVIL! SMASH,them both,NOW!!
Sept. 1, 2018, 12:22 pm
Dennis sinneD from Williamsburg says:
Oh, are we dismissing people offhand because they're agents of gentrification?
Sept. 2, 2018, 5:48 pm
Dennis sinneD from Williamsburg says:
i just dismissed all over myself thinking about caitlyn.
Sept. 2, 2018, 6:09 pm
Dennis sinneD from Williamsburg says:
I just messed all over "Jamie Macdonald"
Sept. 2, 2018, 6:11 pm
Dennis sinneD from Williamsburg says:
But now that we've agreed to dismiss the agents of gentrification as invalid in every respect, I also dismiss everyone who has ever proposed that rent does down when buildings go up
Sept. 2, 2018, 6:15 pm
Moshe Aron Kestenbaum ODA from Williamsburg says:
The democrats are continuing their insights and proclaim that the proletariat has now control of the Democratic Party . This is a sure sure win for President Trump . The American people are a smart bunch and will kick ass of these socialist democrats .
Sept. 2, 2018, 10:33 pm
Dennis sinneD from Williamsburg says:
i regret voting for trump.
Sept. 3, 2018, 8:52 am
Dennis sinneD from Williamsburg says:
Moshe Aron Kestenbaum ODA from Williamsburg, only just over half of Americans are a smart bunch. The other half voted for trump.
Sept. 3, 2018, 9:50 am

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