Some back channel talk on the State Senate flap as Dicker says there are key black leaders in NY who are quietly against Democratic control of the Senate because of the mess they made of it in '09-10.
This weekend, race came to the fore as one Senator acused Governor Cuomo of backing the GOP-IDC coalition because he wants a white Democratic Party. Rabblerouser and MSNBC entertainer Al Sharpton has also been stirring the pot since it appears Democratic candidates won a majority of the upper house but are unable to organize due to internal divides.
Bronx Senator Jeffrey Klein is the key figure in the coalition and his relations with NYC pols are strained.
Dicker insists Klein and Speaker Silver intensely dilike each other.
That's a good sign.
Meanwhile, it's a reminder how much race plays an issue in politics as this fight is being viewed through that prism.
Some African-American leaders support Gov. Cuomo in Senate power struggle - NYPOST.com