Senate Maj. Leader Stewart-cousins, From Westchester, Makes History

Originally published in Yonkers Times on January 21, 2019.

In 2018, progressive democrats stepped forward to challenge IDC members, most notably Sen.-elect Alessandra Biaggi, who defeated Klein. The IDC was quickly disbanded and now Stewart-Cousins had a comfortable majority. Even as campaign financial records show Klein making a donation to Virginia Perez, who challenged Stewart-Cousins in a democratic primary, the leader of the Senate Democrats remained above the fray.

“We’re at a time when people really feel they have to stand up for their ideal for America,” she said in an interview. “Obviously, people are always concerned about building our economy and building opportunity while we educate our children, but there’s a broader conversation now about what America is.”