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Velazquez Campaigns at Lower East Side Senior Centers

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Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez with fellow elected officials at Good Companions Senior Center.

A short time ago, U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez made a campaign stop at the Good Companions Senior Center on Madison Street, in a last minute Election Day appeal to voters.  She appeared alongside State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney and State Senator Daniel Squadron.

Velazquez is fending off challenges from three opponents — Erik Dilan, George Martinez and Dan O’Connor. Dilan is backed by Assemblyman Vito Lopez, Brooklyn’s controversial Democratic Party boss.  Velazquez is also visiting a senior center run by the the United Jewish Council of the East Side.

There are fears that turnout will be very low today, since voters are not accustomed to a late June primary.


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  1. Velazquez is well organized. As I was walking between Essex and Grand Streets I encountered 5 of her operatives handing out cards and encouraging folks to vote. If she loses, it won’t be because she didn’t run a good organization.

  2. I tried to vote for Velazquez today, but apparently, with the redistricting that took place, and no one really getting notified about it, I’m now in a new district with a “no contest” primary.

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