Ruben Diaz, After the Landslide

Today, it should be noted, is the special election for Bronx borough president, and Assemblyman Ruben Diaz Jr. is expected to win by a landslide.
Diaz will fill out the remainder of the term of his predecessor, Adolfo Carrion, and then almost surely run for re-election (and almost surely win if he does) this November. The race was, at one point, going to be competitive, before Diaz’s major opponents decided not to enter the race.
Diaz is turning 36 this Sunday, and already has a decade of experience in Albany. And the borough presidency, barring disaster, will give him a useful springboard.

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