Lopez Torres Wins

Know that Brooklyn judicial race that maybe you vaguely feel like you should be following though you’re not?

Anyway, the “reform” candidate, Margarita Lopez Torres, has won it by 205 votes, doubling her margin of victory from the first count, Crain’s Erik Engquist emails.

It’s something of a blow to the new Brooklyn boss, Vito Lopez, and to the county organization’s hopes of controlling a major source of courthouse patronage, its last stronghold.

“There’s a party Sunday to pay her campaign debt, which I’d imagine she owes mostly to Marty Connor [her lawyer],” he writes.

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