Tuesday, 25 September, 2018

NY balance of power could shift after Dems win special elections

Voters sign in at the Oakwood Primary Center Special New York Senate Elections Could Have Implications For Upstate
Glenn Montgomery | 26 April, 2018, 12:49

Barbara Malleck, a registered Democrat and a past president of the local League of Women Voters, said she showed up at her local firehouse in Huntington, only to wait in line to cast her ballot.

Cuomo's letter came just hours after Democratic candidates won special elections for Senate seats in the Bronx and Westchester, giving the party 32 of the chamber's 63 seats.

Rye's Latimer vacated the seat last fall when he won his race for Westchester County Executive against the incumbent Rob Astorino.

Since 1938, Republicans have had a stranglehold on the Senate with a few exceptions, including an infamous 2009 "coup" in which four Democrats jumped ship to the GOP's side.

"I never say never", Senator Felder replied.

Two big labor unions-the New York AFL-CIO and New York State United Teachers (NYSUT)-backed Stern's candidacy, which Stern's campaign claimed caused higher turnout in a special election.

Senate Democrats say they will now focus on winning enough seats in November to win a clear majority and make Felder's decision irrelevant.

Meet the Republican candidate: "As the People's Politician and a Rational (not a Trump) Republican, it is my duty to serve, represent, and empower the people of the Bronx by building a better and safer South Bronx where together we can thrive as a community and get our share of resources in New York", Delices, a former educator has said.

A Democratic victory in the election Tuesday would set up a new fight in the legislature's upper chamber as the party would then likely hold a one-member numerical majority over Republicans.

The race: Shelley Mayer, a Democrat, and Julie Killian, a Republican will run for the New York State Senate in what has become known as a battleground district.

All seven seats are up for grabs this November and this is the first time in memory there's been this many candidates, with someone from each party vying for all seven districts.

Mayer says she did everything she could to help Lilkendey and others.

"I have many times publicly and privately expressed my admiration for the kids in Parkland and the kids they've inspired across the country", Ms. Killian said.

"I feel terribly about their circumstances", said Mayer.

Ms. Mayer said she would work to pass stronger laws aimed at preventing climate change, protecting abortion rights and minimizing the impact of outside special interests in state elections. If Killian wins, Republicans rule.

"I continue to hold out hope", said Senator Stewart-Cousins.

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