Tony Avella


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.


Specialized high schools and race

Will New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to eliminate the entrance exam make education more fair for minorities?

Tony Avella

Will SHSAT debate help Liu or Avella?

Will the debate around the admittance process to New York City’s elite public high schools help John Liu or Tony Avella?

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.

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.


Additional progressive challengers take on the IDC

Almost every IDC member now has a primary opponent.

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