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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Espada Wins!

Pedro Espada scored a major upset -- and political comeback -- defeating incumbent state Senator Efrain Gonzalez in today's Democratic primary 59.6% to 40.4% which is tantamount to election in this heavily Democratic district.

In the other closely watched Bronx race -- for Civil Court -- Elizabeth Taylor, backed by a rebel group of Democrats defeated the machine-backed Maria Matos.

More on all this in the morning.


  1. He won the battle but he will lose the war.

  2. The Riveras had a really bad day. I'm just glad that Efrain Gonzalez had to eat his words from the Village Voice article the other day. In case you missed it, he said "I win. You see."

  3. I am not sad to see Gonzalez turned aside from the democratic nomination because of his alleged corruption and that fact that he has been invisibly representing our community for several decades. And while I will support Espada in Nov. our community also needs to send him a clear message. We are watching him and demand that his actions in Albany on behalf of our district had better be representative of the needs of our community. I hope others in the district will join me in holding Espada accountable.

  4. Well Mr. Napolitano the day after the election Espada is already playing games with the district and thier needs by playing with the Republicans. Get to know Espada's history. He has never been a man of his word. Espada also had alleged corruption charges against him that sent three of his employees down under. I guess that didn't matter to you. You sound really ignorant now.

    I am sorry but I am sad to see Gonzalez go. I am a constituent and I know that Gonzalez help the people of this district for years, although invisible as you state. You do not have to help a community and throw it in their face through the press. Just because you didnt see him doesn't mean he wasnt there for the community.

    Jocelyn Smith


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