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Primary Update: Tavarez Bankruptcy; Dilan on Lopez Scandal

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The Daily Politics — The Daily News' politics blog — has some gems this afternoon as voters go to the polls for today's primary elections.

They noted that state Sen. Gustavo Rivera's challenger, Manny Tavarez, filed for bankruptcy last year. We reported last week that Tavarez had failed to file campaign finance documents and the State Board of Elections is in the process of suing his campaign committee. 

The News also caught up with indicted state Sen. Shirley Huntley as she left her house to vote. Huntley told the News that she is "Great." Meanwhile her opponent Councilman James Sanders said he was headed to Huntley's district to campaign.  

Finally, Sen. Martin Dilan, a close ally of scandal-ridden Assemblymember Vito Lopez, broke his silence on the scandal on the way to the pols, saying, "What happened over the last few weeks has been a distraction.My opponent has used that incident for political motivations."

He went on to call for people not to "rush to judgement" against Lopez.

Meanwhile, WNYC has a live feed on primary results.

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Guest Tuesday, 21 October 2014