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%xhl(Former NY Assemblyman Vito Lopez loses Democratic primary for City Council seat for Brooklyn

September 11, 2013
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Disgraced former state Assemblyman Vito Lopez has lost the Democratic Party primary for a City Council seat in Brooklyn's 34th District.

Lopez lost to Antonio Reynoso, the chief of staff for current office holder, Councilmember Diana Reyna. With just about all precincts reporting, Reynoso had 49 percent of the vote, to Lopez's 37 percent.

There was no Republican primary for the seat.

The once-powerful former boss of the Democratic Party machine in Brooklyn, Lopez resigned from the Legislature this year amid sexual harassment allegations.

He has been accused of groping, intimidating and trying to coerce women on his staff. He allegedly pushed his hand up a woman's thigh during an Atlantic City trip that investigators say had nothing to do with state business.

Lopez has denied sexually harassing anyone.

 
 

 

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