New York State Senate: Democrats Seem Likely to Take Majority
The New York Senate, which has been in Republican hands for decades, appears to be going to the Democrats, according to the New York Times. ...
The New York Senate, which has been in Republican hands for decades, appears to be going to the Democrats, according to the New York Times. But, an interesting twist -- there are questions about the loyalty of some Democratic senators. Here's the report from the Times:
Boosted by a surge of new voters, Democrats appeared poised to win a majority in the New York state Senate on Tuesday night, putting the party in control of both houses of the Legislature and the governor's office for the first time since the New Deal.
Democrats turned out in historic numbers from Buffalo to Long Island, overcoming a vaunted Republican political machine and defeated two Republican senators -- Caesar Trunzo, of Long Island, and Serphin R. Maltese, of Queens -- whose combined years in office spanned more than a half a century.
But the elation felt by party leaders on Tuesday night was tempered by lingering questions about the allegiance of four Democratic senators from New York City, who have so far refused to commit to supporting a Democrat for the majority leader's post, currently held by Senator Dean G. Skelos, the Nassau County Republican.
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