Pedro Espada Ousted!

Published on September 15, 2010, 10:27 am
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New York Sen. Pedro Espada, who hijacked the state Senate last year to temporarily join the GOP with three other renegade Democrats, has lost his primary reelection bid to Gustavo Rivera.

Pedro Espada

Rivera obliterated Espada by more than two to one. Espada is under investigation by state and federal authorities for siphoning more than $14M from his Bronx health clinic for personal use.

After wrapping up his defiant concession speech, the Observer reports that Espada stepped off the stage into a mob of reporters. “Visibly deflated and glistening with sweat in the light of NY1’s cameras, Espada was clearly a man who had been denied his prize.” But without the constant whirlwind of Albany politics to distract him, at least he’ll now finally be able to concentrate on his legal defense.

Good riddance!

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