Rounding up the week’s political news.
State Sen. Jose Peralta of Queens, who lost his reelection bid, died on Wednesday.
New York City
Previously guilty of corruption and domestic abuse, he still has local support. But he’s far from a power broker.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s winning ticket, ex-IDC members primary losses and the Julia Salazar saga continues.
All six of the ousted Independent Democratic Conference members could campaign on a third party ballot line in the general.
Campaigns & Elections
Tracking the former Independent Democratic Conference members – and other key New York Senate and Assembly primaries.
Ex-IDC senators all face challenges, but is anti-IDC sentiment strong enough to knock out the incumbents?
New York State
New York is the epicenter of the struggle for the soul of the Democratic Party.
Sources present for IDC state Senate reunification deal say it never applied to other Democrats.
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 is challenging state Sen. Jose Peralta, a former member of the Independent Democratic Conference.
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.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s victory could be the first of many upsets.
State Sen. Jose Peralta emphasizes his experience in campaign video as he seeks re-election.
Rep. Joe Crowley is backing Jose Peralta.
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.
Almost every IDC member now has a primary opponent.