NY Progressives declare ‘civil war’ on Dems working with GOP
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The civil war among Democrats in the state Senate is escalating, with progressive activists planning to call 1,000 voters in each district of eight Democratic senators who have teamed up with Republicans.
“Are you aware that your state senator who is up for re-election is aligned with Republicans?” the robo-calls will say, according to Arthur Schwartz, treasurer of the Progressive Action Network.
The goal of the campaign is to persuade the eight renegades to unify with mainline Democrats — or run primary challenges to try to defeat them.
“Is this a civil war? I would say so,” Schwartz said.
Ideally, “Round 2” will be targeting Republican incumbents, he said.