Timing is everything in politics: The day before a special election is expected to result in the addition of a 32nd Democrat to the state Senate, the eight members of the Independent Democratic Conference have released a video calling on all of the chamber’s Democrats to sign on the line which is dotted to show their support for a set of progressive agenda items.

The video, released Monday, comes after a week and a half of brutal coverage of the controversy over the Senate GOP majority’s controversial payment of lulus to its own members and a disproportionate number of IDC lawmakers for committee positions that they do not actually hold.

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