Their luck ran out….
There ability to leverage their power by thumbing their noses at their own party is over….
The group huddled with Republicans and Republicans are aligned with Trump and THAT isn’t popular in Blue state New York…
This is gonna make NY State Governor Andrew Cuomo and his fellow state Democrats VERY HAPPY….
Years of anger at a group of Democratic state senators who had collaborated with Republicans boiled over on Thursday, as primary voters ousted most of them in favor of challengers who had called them traitors and sham progressives.
The losses were a resounding upset for the members of the Independent Democratic Conference, who outspent their challengers several times over, but also a sign that the impatient progressive fervor sweeping national politics had hobbled New York’s once-mighty Democratic machine, at least on a local level.
The most high-profile casualty was Senator Jeffrey D. Klein of the Bronx, the former head of the I.D.C. In that position, he was for years one of Albany’s most powerful players, sharing leadership of the chamber with his counterparts in the Republican conference and participating in the state’s secretive budget negotiation…..
…the divergent fates of the challengers and Ms. Nixon and Ms. Teachout suggested that the I.D.C. results said more about the strength of anti-Republican antipathy across the Democratic Party, than anti-establishment sentiment in its far-left flank. At a polling site at Manhattan College in the Bronx on Thursday afternoon, several voters who said they had chosen Ms. Biaggi because of their distaste for Mr. Klein’s affiliation with Senate Republicans, also picked Mr. Cuomo over Ms. Nixon, citing the governor’s experience….
Democrats are now on their way to control the Governor’s House and the State legislature …..