GOP keep state Senate majority despite Democratic wins

Feehery The problem with the Dem wave theory

Feehery The problem with the Dem wave theory

But Mr. Felder, who was elected in 2012 as a Democrat but nearly immediately declared his intentions to sit with Republicans, remained an outlier.

However Felder dashed these hopes Tuesday earlier than the polls closed, saying he did not desire a struggle for Senate management to mar the final weeks of the legislative session.

In a second Senate race in Westchester County, Democratic Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer was facing Republican Julie Killian. Mayer defeated Killian within the 37th District, profitable 58 % of the votes as of Tuesday evening.

In the second contest, Democratic Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda easily dispatched Republican Patrick Delices (deh-LEE'-sehs) in the Bronx. Sepulveda received with 89 % of the votes as of Tuesday evening. "The voters are sick and uninterested in Democrats that empower Trump Republicans". And Syracuse-area Sen. John DeFrancisco ranks second in command in the Senate as deputy majority leader.

"Hopefully it will be a long-term relationship in the majority where we will be able to work with the Assembly and Governor Cuomo", Senator Neil Breslin (D-Albany) said.

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Trump has threatened to abandon the accord on May 12, when the next deadline for sanctions renewal comes up. Trump has said he was doing some last-minute lobbying to bring Paul back to the fold, however.

Democrats say they will seek to win a clear majority in November.

Andrew Cuomo is urging a rogue Democratic lawmaker to end his alliance with Republicans and allow Democrats to lead the state Senate.

Over three million has been spent on the tightly contested race, according to reports, as it represents a chance for State Democrats to gain control of the now GOP controlled State Senate.

"The governor's place is evident: The Democrats should unify to take again the bulk", Lever stated.

The party's next high-profile defensive campaigns will come this summer in Wisconsin, where Democrats have already flipped a state Senate seat and a seat on the state Supreme Court since the start of 2018.

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