Skip to comments.Breakaway Democrats Favor Coalition With G.O.P. in State Senate
Posted on 11/27/2012 7:06:35 PM PST by Arthurio
November 27, 2012
Top Breakaway Democrat Pushes G.O.P. Coalition in State Senate
By THOMAS KAPLAN
Jeffrey D. Klein has been taking calls from labor leaders and rank-and-file state senators. He ate pasta with the Senate majority leader, Dean G. Skelos, a Republican from Long Island. And he sat down, he said, to clear the air with the minority leader, John L. Sampson, a Brooklyn Democrat.
For three weeks, Senator Klein has been at once a sought-after and resented man in Albany. When the State Legislature reconvenes in January, he could hold the Senates fate in his hands: he leads a breakaway faction of four fellow Democrats who are poised to negotiate a power-sharing agreement with the Senate Republicans.
The exact makeup of the Senate will not be known until the last ballots are counted in two still-unresolved races. But regardless of the outcomes, only a seat or two will separate the two parties, and Mr. Klein is pushing for what he described as a bipartisan coalition, made up of his breakaway foursome and the Senate Republican caucus, to control the Senate.
I think we can actually show that our democracy in New York State does not have to be chaotic, Mr. Klein said in an interview in his district office in the Bronx on Tuesday. It could work, Democrats and Republicans working together to get things done.
Democrats emerged from Election Day claiming to have won a majority in the Senate which had been controlled by Republicans but their chances at running the chamber have diminished.
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And yes they’ve got to kill that redistricting thing. We know what “fair non-partisan” lines will likely look like.
Thanks for the info.!
Also, I heard Mike Huckabee say Cuomo was discussing about confiscating guns.
Did you hear? Tkaczyk got the steal. 19 votes. Disgusting. They always find juuuuuuuuust enough.
No, I hadn’t heard. Judges counted just enough illegally cast ballots to give The Liberal with the Unspellable Name the victory: http://blog.timesunion.com/capitol/archives/176331/tkaczyk-wins-after-picking-up-tk-votes-in-ulster-count/
I guess it’s a good thing that senate Republicans made that power-sharing deal with moderate Democrats, or the Democrats would be in control.
Did you hear George Soros’ son (and friends) gave Tkaczyk $one-half million for her campaign?
No, but I find that as shocking as when Jodie Foster admitted she was a lesbian a couple weeks ago. Flabbergasting! ;d
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