A Hopeful NY Primary Result: Monserrate and Espada out of the race

Kimberly writes: The quote I found for the voting results is from the NY Daily News: Bronx voters send state Sen. Pedro Espada packing; Hiram Monserrate loses Assembly bid… The quote I found for background comes from NY1:

NY State Senate: Meeting again. But, I can’t watch.

Please, for updates and the latest, go to the blog at the Times Union: here. They also allow comments. You can submit anonymously and they simply approve (all of mine seem to have been approved.) As for the NY State Senate: First the Democrats accepted “Monserrate” back into the fold – the one accused of […]

NY State Senator Espada: Problems with campaign committees

From the beginning of the NY State Senate coup — where the Republicans played procedural games, and colluded with two under-suspicion Democratic Senators to steal the majorityship — I have asserted that it was sad and a weakness that the two Democrat-traitors were Monserrate and Espada. Well, the Democrats have gotten and accepted Monserrate back. […]

NY State Senate: Party switching and accountability

Party Switching and Accountability The Democrats seem to be so stubborn on the coup. Yes, they are avoiding convening as a full body and that seems assertive. But, here and there Democratic leaders keep giving up arguing points and retreating from battles where they could and should push forward. Some of it is perverse strategy, […]

78% of people in the know don’t like the NY State Senate

A NY State Senate update on Monday morning, June 22nd… The Siena poll is: here. Over at the Daily Politics blog, Elizabeth Benjamin posted a fascinating new Siena poll. It shows the favorable/unfavorable rating of characters and entities involved in NY State government. You can see how people feel about Hiram Monserrate, Pedro Espada, Dean […]

Late morning update: NY State Senate battle

Elizabeth Benjamin has posted late morning updates on her Daily News political blog: here. Some important items from her list: Governor Paterson has called press conference at 12:30pm (topic not announced)

This Long Islander ain’t gonna profit from the Albany coup

Kimberly writes: Newsday reported that “Long Island would benefit from State Senate GOP takeover.” Who are they to say? Though, unfortunately, the Newsday pronouncement has been taken as a fact and re-reported in various venues. Who in Long Island will truly benefit by two corrupt elected officials, joining with the Republican Party, to steal power […]

Best blow-by-blow of NY State Senate takeover

Frid. June 12th, late morning: Judge tells both sides to work it out, court date set for Monday before Republican Coalition scheduled to meet. Story and links: here. Thurs. June 11th, late morning: As per Daily Politics blog, the Republicans got inside the chamber, made speeches, did not vote on anything and left. Also, I […]

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