Keith Ellison and the DNC Push GOP-Aligned New York Dems to Return to the Party Fold
The Independent Democratic Conference and the National Action Network at a press conference. Madina Toure/Observer
The Democratic National Committee waded into the bitter fray between clashing factions of the party in the State Senate—demanding that nine members currently cooperating with the Republicans form a majority with the larger 23-seat caucus.
Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison, the party’s deputy chairman, joined with New York’s two vice-chairs—Bronx Assemblyman Michael Blake and Queens Congresswoman Grace Meng—in calling on Brooklyn State Senator Simcha Felder and the eight members of the Independent Democratic Conference to abandon their alliance with the …