Jessica Ramos for State SenateJessica Ramos, a community organizer and former aide to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh), has beaten an incumbent Queens state senator in the Democratic primary.
Ramos on Thursday ousted state Sen. Jose Peralta in the 13th state Senate district.
Peralta was among a group of eight members of a former Democratic splinter group facing primary challenges.
Members of the Independent Democratic Conference had broken with their party for several years to support Republican control of the chamber.
The split ended earlier this year, but former IDC members faced opposition from upset liberals, including Ramos, who said now is no time to be siding with Republicans.
There is no Republican candidate running in the general election on Nov. 6.