May 3, 2016

New York Democratic Primary Is A Race To The Left

Last week, New York Democrat Colleen Deacon admitted she would vote in lockstep with Nancy Pelosi. Four days later, her primary opponent Steve Williams first tried to claim that he would consider voting against Pelosi and the Democratic leadership. But then when pressed to name a single issue on which he disagred with the Democrats, Williams admitted, “I cannot think of any pending legislation right now where I would cross the aisle and vote with the Republicans.”

Political prognosticators predict the 24th District general election race will be very competitive. While Deacon and Williams run further and further to the left in the Democratic primary, they risk losing any supporters from coveted independent voters in November.