Democratic leadership backs Carlow over troubled Mejias

Francesca Carlow, candidate in the 6th Senate Sistrict,

Francesca Carlow, candidate in the 6th Senate Sistrict, calls for David Mejias to drop out of the primary after his recent arrest. (Sept. 8, 2010) (Credit: Howard Schnapp)

The Democratic leadership of the State Senate, fighting to maintain its slim majority, threw its support Wednesday behind insurgent Francesca Carlow in the Democratic primary to oppose Republican Sen. Kemp Hannon of Garden City in the general election.

According to several sources, the endorsement came after days of intense, behind-the-scenes pressure for Democrats to abandon their support...

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