GOP control of State Senate in question

Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos. (July 26, 2012)

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Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos. (July 26, 2012) (Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa)

With the apparent loss of two potentially crucial upstate seats, New York Republicans on Wednesday were left struggling to hang on to their State Senate majority as votes in various races are due to be tallied and recanvassed in the coming days and perhaps even weeks. After what proved in large part to be a display of Democratic strength in the state -- buoyed by a big presidential election turnout...

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