Democratic Rep. Carolyn Maloney on Thursday endorsed the state Senate campaign of Alessandra Biaggi in the Bronx’s 34th Senate district.

“Just as we need to retake the House, it’s essential that the New York State Senate become and remain truly Democratic,” Maloney said. “It’s way past time to pass a state Equal Rights Amendment, provide access to family planning, fix the tenant protection rules, strengthen our public education system, and so much more that a solid Democratic State Senate can do to protect all New Yorkers. I’m endorsing Alessandra Biaggi because I know she will be a leader in passing that legislation and in standing up for her district and all New Yorkers.”

Biaggi is running in a Sept. 13 primary against Sen. Jeff Klein, the former leader of the Independent Democratic Conference. The former IDC members are facing primaries next month. The conference dissolved itself in April and rejoined the mainline Democratic fold in the state Senate.

“It is an exceptional honor to be endorsed by Rep. Carolyn Maloney, a ground breaking woman legislator with a long list of accomplishments,” Biaggi said. “I hope to learn from her how to be an effective fighter for New Yorkers.”

Note: A previous version of this posted incorrectly provided the wrong number of IDC challenges. All fave primary challenges.