Bid to Unite Factions of Democrats in Albany Ends With More Bickering
It was Monday evening when the cellphone of Heather Stewart, a liberal activist in New York, buzzed with a text message from the new executive director of the state Democratic Party, Geoff Berman.
''Did you see the I.D.C. news?'' he asked her. ''Left you a voice mail.''
The ''I.D.C. news'' was the sudden deal proposed by four influential players in New York Democratic politics to reunite the long-warring factions of the party in Albany that have divided it for years and left Repub...