NYS Dems Confident in Gaining Senate Majority

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

New York Democrats are expressing confidence that they can take control of the state Senate in next week's election. Senate Minority Leader Malcolm Smith of Queens says years of failed Republican policies have led to high property taxes, thousands of people losing their jobs, and leaving upstate.

SMITH: We know for 40 years Senate Republicans were in charge and they have failed the 19 million New Yorkers in this state.

REPORTER: But State Republican Party spokesman Matt Walter says Democrats should take the blame because of their longstanding control of the Assembly and two years in the governor's office.

Democrats currently have a two-seat deficit in the state Senate.


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