Spin Cycle

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Speaking publicly this morning in the company of NAACP leader Hazel Dukes and National Action Network chief Al Sharpton, Sen. John Sampson (D-Brooklyn) said he'd be willing to quit as minority leader if it paved the way for a deal to heal the fractured conference.

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Outsider's question: If Republicans end up on top in the still-embattled 46th S.D., why would they do a "coalition" with the breakaway Democrats?

The Times Union has a report here.