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.