Friday, September 5, 2014

State Senate Race Turns Contentious as 2 Democrats Vie to Represent West Bronx

The Democratic primary race between State Senator Gustavo Rivera and City Councilman Fernando Cabrera has pitted two well-known elected officials against each other.

In recent weeks, Mr. Cabrera has drawn criticism for improperly transferring public matching funds received for his Council race to his State Senate campaign; he returned the money to the city. He was again the focus of controversy after Crain’s Insider reported Wednesday that a YouTube video had surfaced showing Mr. Cabrera in Uganda, appearing to praise that country’s leadership for its socially conservative positions, including opposing same-sex marriage.

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