The Mayor And The IDC

Back in January, much was reported about a possible rift between Queens County Democrats and the Mayor during Speaker and committee negotiations.

Has the Mayor drawn another line in the sand?

On Tuesday, Bill de Blasio threw his support behind  Independent Democratic Conference members State Sens. Tony Avella and Jeff Klein in their reelection bids.

Avella is facing a primary challenge from County-supported former Comptroller John Liu. Liu was convinced to run by County leaders after Avella joined the IDC earlier this year.

Now that a deal has been brokered for the IDC to conference with State Senate Democrats, the Mayor may be trying to play peacemaker. But he may have reignited a whole new issue with Queens Democrats.

So which side will voters align with?