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Fri Sep 14, 2018, 06:31 AM

17. New York voters reject some Democrats who broke off to give state senate control to the Republicans


"Democratic voters got payback in the New York state primary on Thursday against some of the renegade Democrats who broke away from their party and allied themselves with Republicans in New York’s state senate.

Six of the eight members of the now-disbanded Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) have lost against more progressive challengers. That includes the powerful leader of the group, Sen. Jeff Klein (D-Bronx), who was unseated by challenger Alessandra Biaggi, a lawyer who worked on Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo may have easily escaped his primary challenge, but the ousting of IDC members may be a sign that power structures are shifting in Albany.

The IDC disbanded in April, but it was one of the weirder institutions in the already strange world of New York politics: eight state senators, elected as Democrats, that broke off to caucus together and team up with Republicans.

The group was formed in 2011 and strengthened GOP power in the state Senate, stymieing progressive legislation from getting to the senate floor."


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