Former federal prosecutor and current Member of Assembly Todd Kaminsky is considered a lock for Dems in the coming special election to fill the Long Island seat vacated by Dean Skelos who was convicted of corruption last week.
So says no less an authority than Fred Dicker. This would flip the Senate and as such has major implications for upstate districts where the only claim to power is the GOP Senate.
Of course winning isn't the only challenge for Senate Democrats who took control in 2008 and fumbled the ball completely. Remember Espada, Montseratte, Smiling Malcolm, and others who were not fit for prime time.