Skip to comments.Republicans retake control of state Senate (New York)
Posted on 12/04/2010 5:56:30 PM PST by LdSentinal
ALBANY The state Senate will return to Republican control in January.
A judge on Saturday certified a result that showed a Long Island Republican won a key seat in the Nov. 2 election, meaning the GOP will have at least a 32-30 edge over Democrats when the Senates new session starts next month. (A pending recount in Westchester County could give the GOP a 33-29 majority.)
The result gives Republicans their only power base in a state where Democrats hold the Assembly and the three statewide offices: governor, comptroller and attorney general.
The final tally in the Long Island race gave Republican Jack Martins a narrow win over incumbent Democrat Craig Johnson in the states 7th Senate District, which is in Nassau County.
Justice Ira Warshawsky certified that Martins won the Long Island race by 451 votes out of the tens of thousands that were cast.
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Which legislative chamber has the authority in the redistricting process?
Both, so redistricting will either be decided by the courts or a bipartisan commission.
This is the way things were in New York for many, many years, until the Senate slipped out of Republican control.
Now all we need to do is rebuild the Nassau county Republican machine. It may have been corrupt, but at least it helped balance the Democrat corruption that pervades the state.
Ping of interest.
Good news...Too bad they’re ALL corrupt.
Probably not gonna happen. Nassau’s demographics have changed. More hispanic, more NYC refugees who bring the NYC desire for more govt services.The voters who brought the GOP power are growing old, moving south and their kids can’t afford to stay on the island in thesame communities.
The entire stste of New York is held hostage to the powerful leftist combine of the NY City elites and moochers.
Most of upstate New York is like Red state flyover country but they are overwhelmed at the polls by NY City.
No, it’s gone. It was an old-style political machine, and as you say things have changed. But in spite of its negative aspects, since it went down it has been sorely missed as a piece of balance.
New York would be a lot more corrupt than it is if it hadn’t been for that historical balance between the Republicans and Democrats in the two chambers.
Albany is a latrine, a sewer, a brothel- regardless of who is in the majority. NY state has the least transparent government of any in the country, it’s an old boy’s s**thouse.
Excellent news in The Empire State. Now Republicans have a chance to hold their impressive gains in upstate New York.
How many congressional seats is NY losing? Which districts will the redistricing impact, do you think? I have read mention of NY-23 being broken up.
NY-23 would be very difficult to break up because of its geographic location in a corner of the state. It could be combined with the NY-24 and give GOP freshman Hannah the advantage, but I doubt that Republicans would support this because this could probably require that (i) the Democrat Northern Tier counties were added to the NY-20 (which would probably make that district Dem-leaning and cost Chris Gibson his newly won seat) and (ii) add Oswego to the NY-25 (which would make it a Democrat district and cost Buerkle her newly won seat).
I believe that two will be lost to New York. I had guessed that one will be Maurice Hinchley, a leftist DemocRAT from a very convoluted district. He’s a radical and anti-Israel (Ed Koch endorsed his opponent). I have no idea where the other district to go is, but I expect they’ll split the difference, eliminating one DemocRAT and one Republican.
Nassau kicked out the Democratic County executive for a Republican
I’ve been waiting to hear if the GOP had regained state Senate control. Here I am in NY getting my news from Texas! Thanks!
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