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Nadler: Senate Democrats Have 'Some Dead Wood'

Tuesday, June 08, 2010 - 03:11 PM

WNYC

Rep. Jerry Nadler doesn’t think much of the current state Senate, which is narrowly controlled by his Democratic colleagues.

Speaking today a meeting of the New York Building Congress, Nadler said the Democrats in the Senate developed “some dead wood” because they spent forty years out of power, and nobody wants to run for those seats.

Nadler, who was in the Assembly before being elected to Congress, went on to say things will improve if Democrats retain their majority because “primaries will be run” and “attitudes” will change.

But he also said, “If the Republicans get control by more than 32 votes, it’ll become more functional.”

It's hard, at times, to imagine the state Senate becoming less functional.

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