Salazar defends herself as reports of 2011 arrest surface
State Senate candidate also denies affair with Keith Hernandez
Julia Salazar’s past is coming back to haunt her as she runs for a state Senate seat in North Brooklyn.
The democratic socialist candidate, whose campaign is in danger of imploding with less than a week to go before the primary, has issued a spirited defense of herself after reports of a 2011 arrest came to light alongside rumors of an affair with New York Mets legend Keith Hernandez.
Salazar, 27, who is challenging longtime state Sen. Martin Dilan (D-Bushwick-Williamsburg-Greenpoint) in the Democratic Primary on Sept. 13, put out a lengthy statement disputing media accounts of her arrest.
She also denied having an affair with Hernandez, a man 37 years her senior.