Monserrate coming back to the Democrats

KW: I see this reported at Newsday, but not at the two more political-news sources I use. [Update! on where the news came from… Juan Gonzalez at the Daily News had the exclusive.]

(excerpt from) Newsday
Report: Monserrate returning to Dems
June 15, 2009 / 5:57am

…Monserrate, from Queens, told the New York Daily News “I’m coming home.”

A switch back to the Democrats makes the Senate even at 31-31, assuming Espada Jr. continues to align himself with Republicans.

Monserrate told the Daily News he will publicly announce his decision on Monday, citing Friday’s decision by Senate Democrats to replace Malcolm Smith as leader with John Sampson of Brooklyn…

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