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Republicans retake control of state Senate (New York)
Daily Freeman ^ | 12/4/10 | MICHAEL GORMLEY

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 Senate’s 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 state’s 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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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 2010midterms; gopcomeback; newyork; ny2010; nygop; republican; senate; state

1 posted on 12/04/2010 5:56:37 PM PST by LdSentinal
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To: LdSentinal

Which legislative chamber has the authority in the redistricting process?


2 posted on 12/04/2010 5:59:57 PM PST by DWar ("The ultimate destination of Political Correctness is totalitarianism.")
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To: DWar

Both, so redistricting will either be decided by the courts or a bipartisan commission.


3 posted on 12/04/2010 6:02:47 PM PST by LdSentinal
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To: LdSentinal

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.


4 posted on 12/04/2010 6:11:20 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: ntnychik

Ping of interest.


5 posted on 12/04/2010 6:12:10 PM PST by potlatch ( Life must be lived forward but can only be seen looking backward. - Soren Kierkegaard)
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To: LdSentinal

yeah and.............


6 posted on 12/04/2010 6:13:40 PM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: LdSentinal

Good news...Too bad they’re ALL corrupt.


7 posted on 12/04/2010 6:17:08 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Cicero

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.


8 posted on 12/04/2010 6:18:10 PM PST by xkaydet65
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To: LdSentinal

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.


9 posted on 12/04/2010 6:40:58 PM PST by Iron Munro (This is our culture; fight for it. This is our flag; pick it up. This is our country; take it back.)
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To: xkaydet65

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.


10 posted on 12/04/2010 6:42:00 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: LdSentinal

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.


11 posted on 12/04/2010 6:59:48 PM PST by 4buttons
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To: LdSentinal; neverdem; randita; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; ExTexasRedhead; ...

Excellent news in The Empire State. Now Republicans have a chance to hold their impressive gains in upstate New York.


12 posted on 12/04/2010 7:21:37 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
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To: Clintonfatigued

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.


13 posted on 12/04/2010 7:26:54 PM PST by randita
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To: LdSentinal
i'm still in shock...
14 posted on 12/04/2010 7:36:55 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: randita

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).


15 posted on 12/04/2010 7:43:59 PM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: randita

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.


16 posted on 12/04/2010 7:46:15 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
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To: Iron Munro
yup, the city and Albany are the tail that wags the dog here in ny...
17 posted on 12/04/2010 7:56:17 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: xkaydet65

Nassau kicked out the Democratic County executive for a Republican


18 posted on 12/04/2010 8:00:38 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: potlatch

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!


19 posted on 12/04/2010 10:28:35 PM PST by ntnychik
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To: LdSentinal
The unrecognized winner in this one is the “Scivoush” Coumo. Now he can crap on the state civil service unions to look tough for 2016 (don't laugh) and still keep their support because he'll blame the layoffs and tax cuts on the Republican State Senate. But at least this will help in redistricting. We now have our 1/3 seat at the table and can work to save Pete King who will be the main target of the Democrats.
Another piece of good news is that pending some recount news in three Assembly races we can finally get over 50 seats and kill a super majority which Cuomo will demand for any new taxes knowing Silver wouldn't be able to put out together. New York is not yet California.
20 posted on 12/05/2010 4:41:58 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: jmaroneps37

Did you see King lobbying for his seat with his spirited defense of Rangel on the floor last week? If he thinks that will help him during redistricting then Anthony Weiner can sell him the Brooklyn Bridge.


21 posted on 12/05/2010 8:04:31 AM PST by xkaydet65
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To: ntnychik

Lol, glad to be sending some good news anyway!


22 posted on 12/05/2010 5:15:59 PM PST by potlatch ( Life must be lived forward but can only be seen looking backward. - Soren Kierkegaard)
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To: Clintonfatigued

A late thank you for the ping. Searching for something else, I saw the news. I figured I should search for it on this forum first. It’s a late gift for my Dec 4 birthday!


23 posted on 12/12/2010 8:58:34 PM PST by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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