Julia Salazar, 27-Year-Old Newcomer, Wins New York State Senate Primary

It might have been one of the bumpiest primary-campaign finishes in New York state history, but 27-year-old Julia Salazar pulled it off, upsetting 16-year incumbent Martin Dilan to clinch the nomination for the state senate’s 18th District, representing a large swath of northern Brooklyn.

Salazar, a community organizer and Democratic Socialists of America (Dsa) candidate, beat Dilan with roughly 57 percent of the vote as of this writing.

The homestretch of Salazar’s campaign was marred by a series of scandals, heaping more national attention on a state-level primary already
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