Dems seek unity to give party control of New York State Senate


Dems seek unity to give party control of New York State Senate


ALBANY — With the Democratic Party on Tuesday night having again claimed a majority of the state Senate, national Dems are urging warring factions to reconcile to give the party actual control of the chamber.
Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, who is also the Democratic National Committee deputy chairman, and other national progressive leaders called for the mainline state Senate Democrats and nine breakaway Dems aligned with the GOP to unify.
Democrat Brian Benjamin won a special election Tuesday night for a Harlem state Senate seat that gives the party a numerical majority of 32 members in the 63-seat chamber.
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