By Kenneth Lovett
ALBANY — National progressives are jumping into the battle to help claim the state Senate for the Democrats in 2018.
New York is considered one of several statehouses nationally that the left believes can be turned completely Democratic in advance of the next round of congressional redistricting.
Toward that end, state Senate Deputy Democratic Minority Leader Michael Gianaris, who heads his conference’s campaign operation, recently met with former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to talk about the need to flip New York to total Democratic control, sources say.
Holder is heading up the National Democratic Redistricting Committee that will focus on trying to help the party win statehouses before the new congressional lines are drawn in 2021. Democrats in the New York Assembly easily control the chamber while Republicans in the Senate maintain a slim majority.
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Source: The New York Daily News (via The Empire Report)