Jose Peralta

Andrew Cuomo

Cuomo’s winning ticket, ex-IDC losses and the Salazar saga continues

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s winning ticket, ex-IDC members primary losses and the Julia Salazar saga continues.


Defeated ex-IDC members have yet to concede

All six of the ousted Independent Democratic Conference members could campaign on a third party ballot line in the general.

Campaigns & Elections

IDC and other New York legislative 2018 primary results

Tracking the former Independent Democratic Conference members – and other key New York Senate and Assembly primaries.


How to beat a former member of the Independent Democratic Conference

Ex-IDC senators all face challenges, but is anti-IDC sentiment strong enough to knock out the incumbents?

New York State

Battleground: New York

New York is the epicenter of the struggle for the soul of the Democratic Party.


Dems backing IDC challengers are not violating the truce

Sources present for IDC state Senate reunification deal say it never applied to other Democrats.

Jeff Klein

Inside the IDC’s legally questionable campaign funding account

The state Board of Elections ruled that former state Senate Independent Democratic Conference members must return funds from a committee set up by the Independence Party. Here’s an explainer on what was illegal, whether the IDC will actually pay back the money, and more.

Jessica Ramos

Jessica Ramos looks to capture that Ocasio-Cortez energy

Jessica Ramos is challenging state Sen. Jose Peralta, a former member of the Independent Democratic Conference.

Joe Crowley

Have we seen the last of Joe Crowley?

Joe Crowley is still the Queens Democratic chairman, and with no heir apparent, he is expected to hold on to his other base of power – even if some Democrats think it’s time for a change.

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Jose Peralta

Peralta campaign video doesn’t mention IDC

State Sen. Jose Peralta emphasizes his experience in campaign video as he seeks re-election.

New York

Could the long-stalled state DREAM Act finally advance this year?

As the national debate rages about the DREAM Act, the New York state version is back in the spotlight as well. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has included it as an education priority in his executive budget, and the Assembly has included the bill in its budget resolution as well, although state Senate Republicans remain opposed.


Additional progressive challengers take on the IDC

Almost every IDC member now has a primary opponent.

Jose Peralta

IDC's Peralta gets second challenger, who would be a first

Andrea Marra wants to be NY’s first transgender state senator

New York State

WFP endorses three IDC challengers

The Working Families Party endorsed Alessandra Biaggi, Jessica Ramos and Rachel May