Democrats could take control of state government with IDC deal

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Governor Andrew Cuomo made a special announcement on Wednesday that could change the future of the New York State Senate.

Cuomo announced that the NYS Senate Democrats and the Independent Democratic Committee (IDC) will be joining back together, making them one step closer to controlling the Senate. 

The Governor said that due to attacks from the federal government, Democrats now have a common enemy: defeating Trump and his agenda and that now is the time for unity. 

With the IDC back with the Democrats, they now only have to win the two vacant senate seats on April 24th in the special election to be in the majority.

Democrats have only controlled the Senate twice since World War II, and if they were to now, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins would be the first female African American Senate Majority Leader. 

The Senate Republican spokesman sent out a statement after the press conference saying that the only reason Governor Cuomo is doing this now “is because he is scared to death of Cynthia Nixon.” Additionally, that changing control of the Senate in the middle of the legislative year would result in chaos.

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