NewsElections New York primary results: IDC-challengers triumph in state Senate primaries The insurgent candidates accused the former IDC members of being “fake Democrats.” Jessica Ramos, left, Alessandra Biaggi, center, and Zellnor Myrie, right, are three of the Democrats who beat former IDC members in Thursday's state Senate primaries. Photo Credit: Jessica Ramos campaign; Moon Baby Photo; Zellnor for New York By Nicole Brown email@example.com @ncb417 Updated September 14, 2018 10:26 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Nearly all the Democratic state senators who were sharply criticized for caucusing with Republicans for several years lost their primary races on Thursday. Six members of the former Independent Democratic Conference represent parts of the city. Five of them lost, including the leader of the breakaway group, Sen. Jeff Klein (Bronx). Klein lost to Alessandra Biaggi, a lawyer and former operations director on Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Biaggi ran a campaign similar to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s winning race against Rep. Joseph Crowley, going door-to-door in her district and not accepting corporate donations. “If this does not prove that the political currency of this time is people over money, I don’t know what does,” Biaggi said at her watch party Thursday night. Klein formed the IDC in 2011, claiming to be unhappy with the Democratic leadership. In 2012, the IDC senators shifted the majority from Democrats to Republicans, and Klein shared the title of majority leader with Sen. Dean Skelos, the then-leader of the Republicans. Critics say the move helped block progressive legislation from passing in the Senate. The group of eight senators disbanded in April, but their challengers didn’t back down, accusing the former IDC members of being “fake Democrats.” In Queens, community organizer Jessica Ramos defeated Sen. José Peralta, and former City Comptroller John Liu won against Sen. Tony Avella. In Brooklyn, Zellnor Myrie, a lawyer and former legislative director in City Council, beat Sen. Jesse Hamilton, and in Manhattan, former City Councilman Robert Jackson defeated Sen. Marisol Alcantara. The only former IDC member to win in the city was Sen. Diane Savino, who represents part of Staten Island. In another high-profile race in Brooklyn, newcomer Julia Salazar, a community organizer, defeated incumbent Sen. Martin Dilan. Dilan was not a member of the IDC, but Salazar also ran a grass roots campaign and attacked her opponent for taking money from the real estate industry. All the primary winners will run in the general election on Nov. 6. Here’s a look at the results, according to The New York Times, of all the state Senate Democratic primaries in the city: Bronx, District 34 Alessandra Biaggi: 54% Incumbent Jeffrey Klein: 46% Brooklyn, District 17 Incumbent Simcha Felder: 66% Blake Morris: 34% Brooklyn, District 18 Julia Salazar: 59% Incumbent Martin Dilan: 42% Brooklyn, District 20 Zellnor Myrie: 54% Incumbent Jesse Hamilton: 46% Brooklyn, District 22 Andrew Gounardes: 58% Ross Barkan: 42% Manhattan, District 31 Robert Jackson: 56% Incumbent Marisol Alcantara: 39% Queens, District 11 John Liu: 53% Incumbent Tony Avella: 47% Queens, District 13 Jessica Ramos: 55% Incumbent José Peralta: 45% Staten Island, District 23 Incumbent Diane Savino: 67% Jasmine Robinson: 21% By Nicole Brown firstname.lastname@example.org @ncb417 Nicole Brown is the Internet News Manager at amNY.com, covering local news since 2016. She has written for MSNBC.com and was editor-in-chief of NYU’s Washington Square News. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic These millennials want to take back the State Senate"This is what we believed was possible since the beginning." Gov. Cuomo wins Democratic primaryThe Associated Press declared Cuomo the winner shortly after 9:30 p.m. Meet the candidates running for attorney generalJames will be the New York's first black attorney general. What to know about the candidates for governorThe governor defeated Republican Marc Molinaro as well as three third-party candidates. Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.