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ALBANY _ The high-stakes game of which party will control the state Senate just got another wild card.
Senate co-leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) on Thursday supported the minor party campaign of Sen. Mark Grisanti (R-Buffalo), which was forced by Grisanti’s loss in September’s Republican primary.
Grisanti’s loss in September was immediately seen as a boost to the chances for...Read more »
A top state Democrat has put the brakes on raising money for Senate candidate David Denenberg after his law firm accused him of fraud.
Senate Minority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-Yonkers) said Tuesday she will postpone a Denenberg fundraising trip that had been previously scheduled. Earlier Tuesday, Denenberg's former law sued him, claiming he had billed $2 million in fictitious...Read more »
Democratic State Senate candidate Adrienne Esposito announced Tuesday she backs a series of tax-relief bills that have had bipartisan support while bashing Republican opponent Tom Croci for hiking taxes as Islip town supervisor in 2013, an increase Croci has blamed on his Democrat predecessor.
Croci fired back, defending his record in Islip and blaming state Democrats for the...Read more »