The primary defeat of New York’s “independent Democrats,” explained

Progressive voters ousted a group of renegade Democrats who aligned with Republicans. Alessandra Biaggi, a 32-year-old lawyer, unseated Democratic state Sen. Jeff Klein in Thursday’s New York primary.

Her campaign against Klein, a powerful seven-term incumbent who represents parts of the Bronx and Westchester, didn’t get the same media attention as some of the other insurgent campaigns in the state. But her victory still rocked New York politics.

So did the victories of five other Democratic challengers who, like Biaggi, took on a group of renegade Democrats who had broken off from...

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By: Vox - 6 days ago

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