Spin Cycle

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Assemb. Phil Boyle, in this video, argues a regional rationale for his election -- that the Senate Republicans majority stand as a Long Island bulwark offsetting domination of state government by those from New York City, including Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo. He's running this season against Suffolk Legis. Ricardo Montano (D-Brentwood) for the seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Owen Johnson (R-West Babylon).