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You come for the king, you best not miss,” Gustavo Rivera told a cheering crowd on a late Tuesday night last week. The embattled senator had just defeated Miguelina Camilo, who had all the might of the Democratic Bronx machine behind her, for his seat in Albany. His opening line — a quote from lone-wolf gangster Omar Little in HBO’s “The Wire” — underscored the stakes in the primary. more
Despite its best efforts, the Bronx Democratic Party was unable to push Gustavo Rivera out of his state senate seat. With nearly a five-point lead, the embattled senator claimed victory over party-backed Miguelina Camilo on Tuesday night in the Democratic primary for the new district 33. more
To the editor: (re: “’Twister’ politics has led to nasty campaigns,” Aug. 11) Yes, as you state in your recent editorial, elections have turned into a fight to get … more
To the editor: (re: “‘Twister’ politics has led to nasty campaigns,” Aug. 11) The recent edition of The Riverdale Press shocked me by entirely misquoting Miguelina Camilo. As someone who has been following this race closely, I am thoroughly impressed by her poise and exemplary background. She has lived in Riverdale since 2016, and is running to represent her own community. more
To the editor: We have an important Democratic primary for state senate on Tuesday, Aug. 23.  Many people have asked who I am supporting and why. more
The shared boundary between the new senate districts in greater Riverdale cuts into the Bronx runs for approximately 6 miles. It loosely follows Jerome Avenue, shoots west at Van Cortlandt Park and then heads down to the Harlem river — dividing the borough’s northwest corner in two. more
Many greater Riverdale residents were up in arms over an Aug. 11 full-page political ad in The Riverdale Press that criticized incumbent state Sen. Gustavo Rivera for supporting an anti-Israel movement and aligning himself with an American political activist who is Palestinian. more
Two corporate super PACs are putting their weight behind Miguelina Camilo in the hopes she can oust the embattled Gustavo Rivera from his state senate seat in next week’s primary. more
The latest example of the chaos created by the new court-mandated redistricted maps is the primary senate district representing the greater Riverdale area, where the incumbent is no longer part of the district. more
In the first debate in one of the state’s more high-profile races — state senate district 33 — incumbent Sen. Gustavo Rivera and Miguelina Camilo explained their stance on issues related to the county party, bail reform and the infamous Independent Democratic Conference. more
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