Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the five-member Independent Democratic Conference sat down in Albany this week, where the notion of reuniting with the mainline conference was raised, sources familiar with the meeting told Zack Fink of NY1.

In a statement, IDC spokeswoman Candice Giove said the point of the meeting was to discuss the effort to approve a system of publicly financed campaigns.

“The IDC met with the governor yesterday to discuss their mutual quest to get a public matching system,” she said.

The meeting comes as Cuomo is trying to shore up support among liberal advocates in order to gain the Working Families Party ballot line.

The WFP is expected to meet on Saturday, and is considering for the first time in its history nominate a candidate of their own.

The mechanics of an IDC-mainline Democratic conference would be a challenge: Mainline conference Democrats are supporting primary challenges to IDC Sens. Jeff Klein and Tony Avella.

Meanwhile, two Democratic lawmakers, Sens. John Sampson and Malcolm Smith, are technically not in a conference at all following their indictments in unrelated corruption cases.

A Brooklyn Senate seat held by now Borough President Eric Adams is vacant.

Even with a clear majority, approving public financing remains a numerically heavy lift as well.

Sen. Ruben Diaz, Sr., a Bronx Democrat, is opposed to public financing, as is Brooklyn Sen. Simcha Felder, a Democrat who conferences Senate Republicans.

Still, an end to the current majority coalition of Republicans and independent Democrats was raised by Cuomo this morning at an event on Staten Island.

Cuomo, indicating it was doubtful at this point public financing would be approved this legislative session, said such a development would mean the current coalition was “a failure.”

“I am pessimistic today that public finance will pass, but it’s not over,” Cuomo said. “We have a few more weeks of the session and we’ll see what happens. But if they do not pass public finance, I will consider the coalition a failure. I have said that and will repeat that and I will act accordingly.”

The public financing of elections has been raised as a key issue for the WFP, but in recent weeks the labor-backed party’s rank-and-file have raised concerns over the governor’s fiscal record in his first term, which they believe is too focused on tax cuts aimed at businesses as well as an education policy supporting charter schools.