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{{tnr}}'''Erik Dilan''' was a 2012 [[Democratic]] candidate seeking election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] representing [[New York's 7th congressional district elections, 2012|the 7th Congressional District]] of [[New York]].
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{{tnr}}'''Erik Dilan''' was a 2012 [[Democratic]] candidate who sought election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] to represent [[New York's 7th Congressional District elections, 2012|the 7th Congressional District]] of [[New York]].
  
 
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:: ''See also: [[New York's 7th Congressional District elections, 2012]]''
  
Dilan ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in New York, 2012|New York's]] [[New York's 7th congressional district elections, 2012|7th District]]. He sought the nomination on the Democratic ticket and faced 12th district incumbent [[Nydia Velazquez]], [[Dan O'Connor]], and [[George Martinez]] in the June 26 Democratic primary.<ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov:8080/reports/rwservlet?cmdkey=whofiled_primary ''New York Board of Elections'' "Filings for June 26, 2012 Federal Primary," Accessed June 11, 2012]</ref> Velazquez won the primary and advanced to the November 6th, 2012 general election.<ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/NY_US_House_0626.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP'' "2012 primary results"]</ref>
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Dilan ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] to represent [[United States House of Representatives elections in New York, 2012|New York's]] [[New York's 7th Congressional District elections, 2012|7th District]]. He sought the nomination on the Democratic ticket and faced 12th District incumbent [[Nydia Velazquez]], [[Dan O'Connor]], and [[George Martinez]] in the June 26 Democratic primary.<ref>[http://www.elections.ny.gov:8080/reports/rwservlet?cmdkey=whofiled_primary ''New York Board of Elections'', "Filings for June 26, 2012 Federal Primary," accessed June 11, 2012]</ref> Velazquez won the primary and advanced to the November 6, 2012 general election.<ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/NY_US_House_0626.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''AP'' "2012 primary results"]</ref>
  
Due to [[Redistricting in New York]], 12th district incumbent [[Nydia Velazquez]] ran in the 7th district, which includes most of her former territory, and adds some of the Lower East Side.<ref name="jp">[http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/schumer-silver-nadler-to-endorse-velazquez-rebuffing-anti-zionist-charges/2012/06/03/ ''Jewish Press'' "Schumer, Silver, Nadler to Endorse Velázquez, Rebuffing Anti-Zionist Charges," June 3, 2012]</ref> Velazquez faced three primary challengers: [[Dan O'Connor]], [[George Martinez]], and Dilan.
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Due to [[Redistricting in New York]], 12th District incumbent [[Nydia Velazquez]] ran in the 7th District, which includes most of her former territory, and adds some of the Lower East Side.<ref name="jp">[http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/schumer-silver-nadler-to-endorse-velazquez-rebuffing-anti-zionist-charges/2012/06/03/ ''Jewish Press'', "Schumer, Silver, Nadler to Endorse Velázquez, Rebuffing Anti-Zionist Charges," June 3, 2012]</ref> Velazquez faced three primary challengers: [[Dan O'Connor]], [[George Martinez]], and Dilan.
  
Dilan, a city councilman, was seen by some as the greatest challenge to Velazquez.<ref name="obama">[http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/politics/2012/06/6007543/obama-endorses-nydia-velazquez?politics-bucket-headline ''Capital New York'' "Obama endorses Nydia Velazquez," June 15, 2012]</ref> He was encouraged to run by [[Vito Lopez]], chair of the Brooklyn Democratic Party and a member of the [[New York Assembly]]. Lopez wanted to see Velazquez defeated, as he said she has rudely slighted him.<ref name="nyt">[http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/19/nyregion/with-three-spirited-primaries-competitive-democracy-is-breaking-out-in-new-york.html ''New York Times'' "With Three Spirited Primaries, Competitive Democracy Is Breaking Out," June 18, 2012]</ref> In return, Velazquez commented, "I advocate for cleaner politics, and he appoints cronies as judges."<ref name="nyt"/>
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Dilan, a city councilman, was seen by some as the greatest challenge to Velazquez.<ref name="obama">[http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/politics/2012/06/6007543/obama-endorses-nydia-velazquez?politics-bucket-headline ''Capital New York'', "Obama endorses Nydia Velazquez," June 15, 2012]</ref> He was encouraged to run by [[Vito Lopez]], chair of the Brooklyn Democratic Party and a member of the [[New York Assembly]]. Lopez wanted to see Velazquez defeated, as he said she has rudely slighted him.<ref name="nyt">[http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/19/nyregion/with-three-spirited-primaries-competitive-democracy-is-breaking-out-in-new-york.html ''New York Times'', "With Three Spirited Primaries, Competitive Democracy Is Breaking Out," June 18, 2012]</ref> In return, Velazquez commented, "I advocate for cleaner politics, and he appoints cronies as judges."<ref name="nyt"/>
  
Bringing up a common theme in New York politics, Dilan said Velazquez had "the worst voting record on Israel in the New York congressional delegation."<ref name="dn">["http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2012/05/dilan-bashes-velazquez-on-israel-she-bashes-back ''New York Daily News'' "Dilan Bashes Velazquez On Israel; She Bashes Back," May 30, 2012]</ref> Velazquez, however, was endorsed by what one Democratic source called "the three top Jewish Democrats in the state": U.S. Senator [[Chuck Schumer]], U.S. Representative [[Jerrold Nadler]], and [[New York Assembly]] Speaker [[Sheldon Silver]].<ref name="jp"/> Velazquez was also endorsed by President Barack Obama.<ref name="obama"/>
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Bringing up a common theme in New York politics, Dilan said Velazquez had "the worst voting record on Israel in the New York congressional delegation."<ref name="dn">["http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2012/05/dilan-bashes-velazquez-on-israel-she-bashes-back ''New York Daily News'', "Dilan Bashes Velazquez On Israel; She Bashes Back," May 30, 2012]</ref> Velazquez, however, was endorsed by what one Democratic source called "the three top Jewish Democrats in the state": U.S. Senator [[Chuck Schumer]], U.S. Representative [[Jerrold Nadler]], and [[New York Assembly]] Speaker [[Sheldon Silver]].<ref name="jp"/> Velazquez was also endorsed by President Barack Obama.<ref name="obama"/>
  
Dilan responded to questions of his fundraising sources -- a significant portion come from the real estate industry, which both Dilan and Lopez influence on the city and state level -- by responding that Velazquez received even more from banks.<ref>[http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/politics/2012/06/6007635/congressional-challenger-new-york-real-estate ''Capital New York'' "The congressional challenger from New York real estate," June 18, 2012]</ref>
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Dilan responded to questions of his fundraising sources -- a significant portion came from the real estate industry, which both Dilan and Lopez influence on the city and state level -- by responding that Velazquez received even more from banks.<ref>[http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/politics/2012/06/6007635/congressional-challenger-new-york-real-estate ''Capital New York'', "The congressional challenger from New York real estate," June 18, 2012]</ref>
  
Martinez is a member of the Occupy Wall Street movement, and frequently delivers his messages in rap form. He is involved with an initiative called "Bum Rush the Vote."<ref>[http://www.salon.com/2012/06/18/an_occupier_eyes_congress/singleton/ ''Salon'' "An Occupier Eyes Congress," June 18, 2012]</ref>
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Martinez is a member of the Occupy Wall Street movement, and frequently delivers his messages in rap form. He is involved with an initiative called "Bum Rush the Vote."<ref>[http://www.salon.com/2012/06/18/an_occupier_eyes_congress/singleton/ ''Salon'', "An Occupier Eyes Congress," June 18, 2012]</ref>
  
O'Connor is an economist by training and works in the renewable energy industry.<ref>[http://www.danoconnor2012.com/biography/ ''Dan O'Connor campaign website'' "Biography," Accessed June 19, 2012]</ref>
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O'Connor is an economist by training and works in the renewable energy industry.<ref>[http://www.danoconnor2012.com/biography/ ''Dan O'Connor campaign website'', "Biography," accessed June 19, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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Erik Dilan was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 7th Congressional District of New York.

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2012

See also: New York's 7th Congressional District elections, 2012

Dilan ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent New York's 7th District. He sought the nomination on the Democratic ticket and faced 12th District incumbent Nydia Velazquez, Dan O'Connor, and George Martinez in the June 26 Democratic primary.[1] Velazquez won the primary and advanced to the November 6, 2012 general election.[2]

Due to Redistricting in New York, 12th District incumbent Nydia Velazquez ran in the 7th District, which includes most of her former territory, and adds some of the Lower East Side.[3] Velazquez faced three primary challengers: Dan O'Connor, George Martinez, and Dilan.

Dilan, a city councilman, was seen by some as the greatest challenge to Velazquez.[4] He was encouraged to run by Vito Lopez, chair of the Brooklyn Democratic Party and a member of the New York Assembly. Lopez wanted to see Velazquez defeated, as he said she has rudely slighted him.[5] In return, Velazquez commented, "I advocate for cleaner politics, and he appoints cronies as judges."[5]

Bringing up a common theme in New York politics, Dilan said Velazquez had "the worst voting record on Israel in the New York congressional delegation."[6] Velazquez, however, was endorsed by what one Democratic source called "the three top Jewish Democrats in the state": U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler, and New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.[3] Velazquez was also endorsed by President Barack Obama.[4]

Dilan responded to questions of his fundraising sources -- a significant portion came from the real estate industry, which both Dilan and Lopez influence on the city and state level -- by responding that Velazquez received even more from banks.[7]

Martinez is a member of the Occupy Wall Street movement, and frequently delivers his messages in rap form. He is involved with an initiative called "Bum Rush the Vote."[8]

O'Connor is an economist by training and works in the renewable energy industry.[9]

U.S. House, New York District 7 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngNydia Velazquez Incumbent 58% 16,011
Erik Dilan 31.1% 8,589
Daniel O'Connor 8.2% 2,264
George Martinez 2.7% 752
Total Votes 27,616

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