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Biaggi wins Democratic primary for state senate seat

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Alessandra Biaggi  celebrates with supporters at the Bronx Alehouse.

Alessandra Biaggi celebrates with supporters at the Bronx Alehouse.

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With 242 of 274 precincts reporting, Alessandra Biaggi has won the Democratic primary for the New York State Senate seat representing District 34, according to Spectrum NY1.

With 15,803 votes, Biaggi won 54.9% percent of the total. Incumbent State Sen. Jeff Klein received 12,961 votes, or 45.1 % percent.

Biaggi, raised in Pelham, rose to the frontlines of New York politics in recent months. She urged a fresh approach in the Democratic Party free of big money influence or any alignment with the Republican Party in Albany. Biaggi received a wide range of endorsements, including one from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who similarly toppled a longstanding Congressional Democrat in an earlier primary.

Klein, a Bronx native, has served in the state senate for 14 years and will be remembered in New York politics for his creation of the Independent Democratic Conference, which voted with the Republicans in the state senate. He is currently on the ballot in November on the Independence Party ticket.

 

 

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Ella Stern, Politics Editor

Ella Stern is a rising senior at Pelham Memorial High School. She is a captain on the varsity track and field team, an avid member of several clubs, and associate features editor on the high school’s newspaper The Pel Mel. Ella thoroughly enjoys reporting and is excited about the launch of the student-run Pelham Examiner.

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2 Responses to “Biaggi wins Democratic primary for state senate seat”

  1. Daniel Bernstein on September 13th, 2018 11:11 pm

    first

  2. Tom Imperato on September 14th, 2018 7:06 am

    As we said in the 60s, Power to the People.

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