Diaz Sr. Wins Primary, But Loses an “Amigo”

In last night’s primary election, Sen. Rev. Ruben Diaz, Sr. defeated his challenger, community organizer Charlie Ramos, to move on to the general election in the Senate’s 32nd District, where he’s been in office since 2003. But it wasn’t all smiles for Diaz. While he was victorious, his Senate buddy, Pedro Espada, Jr., lost his seat to challenger Gustavo Rivera. Diaz has been a staunch defender of Espada throughout this election season, endorsing and even campaigning for him. “I’m going to lose an amigo,” Diaz told reporters as poll numbers started coming in during his election party last night-a classy buffet dinner and open bar celebration at Morris Park restaurant Maestro’s.