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Bid to Unite Factions of Democrats in Albany Ends With More Bickering

Dec 02, 2017 - The New York Times

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...