Democrats Win 2 Seats, but GOP to Keep NY Senate Control

by Abel Hampton April 26, 2018, 0:37
Democrats Win 2 Seats, but GOP to Keep NY Senate Control

"The voters have spoken, and we again have 32 Democrats in the state Senate", said Sen.

The special election will be held on Tuesday, April 24, and could shape partisan control of the New York Senate for the rest of 2018.

"We're thrilled with Senator Felder's determination to proceed to caucus with our majority", Senate GOP spokesman Scott Reif stated. Simcha Felder on Wednesday, a day after Felder announced he would continue to align with Republicans and deprive his own party of Senate control.

The victories give Democrats a one-seat Senate majority.

Shelley Mayer, a Democrat, won a heated race in Westchester County's District 37 against Republican Julie Killian to fill the seat vacated by Democrat George Latimer. In 2016, the Democrat candidate for New York Assembly in the 10th Assembly District lost by 9,000 votes.

Because of Felder's help, nonetheless, Republicans will keep in cost at the least by means of the tip of the legislative session in June. However since Democrats received each of Tuesday's races, they now have a one-seat numeric majority. "I believe it is my obligation to prevent an unprecedented and uncertain late session political battle that will only hurt my constituents and New Yorkers".

"The governor's position is clear: the Democrats must unify to take back the majority", Lever said.

Even if they win both seats, however, Democrats must also persuade one of their own to return to the party fold. But Mr. Felder, who was elected in 2012 as a Democrat but nearly immediately declared his intentions to sit with Republicans, remained an outlier.

Democrats already control the Assembly and hold the offices of governor, comptroller and attorney general.


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