There is skittishness in the local State Senator's office as the wait is on to see if the GOP holds the majority in the upper house and keeps the extra staffing and member item money that comes with it.
The GOP stumbled in the election and was stuck at thirty seats in the 63 member body...With two seats needed the party managed to flip newly elected Brooklyn Democrat Simcha Felder and the hope is that George Amedore can win his race in the newly created 46th SD near Albany. Democrat Cecilia Tkacyzk trails by 54 votes with several thousand paper ballots to count.
Meanwhile disarray in the Democratic caucus and the meddling of TV big mouth Al Sharpton may have led to the Felder defection as race got added to the equation with Mr. Sharpton trying to hold a meeting in Harlem to plan the new Democratic majority that now may not happen.
Where We Stand In The 46th