What Is the IDC?
The Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) – led by Bronx Sen. Jeff Klein – is a group of 8 NY State Senators who were elected to office as Democrats but who formed a coalition with Republicans, thereby blocking most progressive legislation in NY for the last 7 years.
In 2012, Democrats won a majority of seats in the State Senate, but the IDC broke away from the main Democratic conference to give Republicans control of the Senate. [Huffington Post]
Democrats also held a majority of Senate seats after winning a Special Election in 2016, and once again after the 2016 election, but Republicans have remained in charge through their alliance with rogue Democrats. [Buffalo News]