Controversies brewing in Sept. 13 Brooklyn primaries: What you should know
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State primary elections take place on Thursday, Sept 13, and some of the races are getting downright weird.
In the District 18 (Greenpoint, Bushwick) state Senate primary, for example, Democratic incumbent Martin Malavé Dilan is facing self-proclaimed progressive Julia Salazar. Salazar is much in the news recently after creditable reports revealed she is not actually Jewish and not really an immigrant, as she has claimed. Nor has she always been a liberal, apparently, according to a Tablet article outing her past as a right-wing, anti-abortion, pro-Israel evangelical Christian.
All of which could make for a sticky situation with endorsers Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (famously a Democratic Socialist), gubernatorial hopeful Cynthia Nixon and Zephyr Teachout (running for Attorney General), all of whom appear to be actual progressives.
Salazar, however, says that she now supports passage of the Reproductive Health Act and wants to see “abortion free at point of service across the state of New York,” Gothamist reports.