Republicans Appear to Regain New York Senate

New York Democrats needed four decades to gain control of the New York Senate. The Republicans needed just five months to take it back. The ...
by | June 8, 2009
 

New York Democrats needed four decades to gain control of the New York Senate. The Republicans needed just five months to take it back. The New York Times has details:

ALBANY - Democrats appeared to have lost their majority in the New York State Senate on Monday, in a stunning and sudden reversal of fortunes for a party that has controlled the chamber for barely five months.

A raucous leadership fight erupted on the floor of the Senate around 3 p.m., with two Democrats, Pedro Espada Jr. of the Bronx and Hiram Monserrate of Queens, joining the 30 Senate Republicans in a motion that would displace Democrats as the party in control.

 For Republicans, this is a coup -- in both senses of the word.

Josh Goodman
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