Senate's Sampson says he'd cede post if it helps Dems prevail

Sen. John Sampson, the Senate minority leader. Sen. John Sampson, the Senate minority leader. Photo Credit: Patrick Andrade

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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.

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?

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The Times Union has a report here.

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