The battle over who gets to be the minority leader among State Senate Democrats is a little bit of a case of fighting over nothing.
It's widely thought now that the GOP-IDC coalition struck to counter the voters choice of a Democratic majority will fall apart as the coalition will be asked to do the bidding of the progressives in exchange for their titles and perks.
When that unravels, IDC leader Senator Jeffrey Klein will rejoin the Dems in exchange for him becoming Majority Leader. The only rub will be the insistence of some Dems that their caucus leader be of color, but the numbers just won't add up for that.
Senate Dem Leadership Battle Brewing