Special elections give Dems majority but Felder says 'Not so fast'

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Attention across NY was riveted on the outcome of a special election in Westchester County yesterday, where Democrats held onto a state senate seat, edging them closer to assuming control of state government. Democrat Simcha Felder says he is sticking with Senate Republicans for the remainder of this legislative session.

Democrat Shelley Mayer led by an insurmountable 58-to-42% margin with almost all precincts reporting in a Westchester district while a Democratic candidate was sweeping to victory with over 90% of the vote in a Bronx seat.

Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins says the Democratic Senate candidate in the special election in Westchester won by almost 20 points in what was expected to be a close race. Although a Democrat, Senator Felder conferences with the Republicans, which gives the Republicans the majority. Senator James Lankford (R-Okla.) introduced S.Res.355 in December 2017 in response to continual Democratic actions to delay votes on Trump judicial and executive nominees.

In the 142nd Assembly District, where Democrats have an enrollment advantage, Republican candidate Erik Bohen won the special election.

A couple of times, supporters chanted "November" encouraging her to run again for the seat this fall when every senate seat in the state is up for grabs.

"I am proud to see that we are making progress toward improving the Senate nominations process", said Shelby. "But because of the fact that it's going on, and I think you'll understand this, I have decided that I won't be involved", Trump said. She was the GOP nominee who challenged Latimer in 2016. In the Senate, term limits will leave roughly three-quarters of the seats open. "But I don't want to answer any questions".

"These issues would make a positive difference to your community", Cuomo wrote.

"Last night's victory showed that there is a "blue wave" sweeping NY, and voters want Democrats in control of the Senate", said Mike Murphy, a spokesman for the Senate Democratic Conference.

Driven by public-sector union money and a motivated progressive base, New York State is moving left.

Sepulveda, a member of the state Assembly, easily beat Republican Patrick Delices (deh-LEE'-sehs) and Reform Party candidate Pamela Stewart-Martinez on Tuesday in a Senate district where registered Democrats outnumber Republicans by more than 20-to-1. "It's obviously important if Democrats win the House and/or the Senate and changes the dynamics for the next two years".

What we know is that in a wave, seats get washed away that many people didn't even know were competitive.

The Senate Judiciary Committee is poised to vote Thursday on a bill to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's job - legislation that has split Republicans as President Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized Mueller's Russian Federation investigation.

In 2010, she was recognized as a Woman of Distinction by former New York State Senator Craig Johnston.

That swing follows a pattern of Democratic gains in statewide and special elections since previous year. She wrapped her speech by saying, "Drinks tonight are on me". "Now is the time for all senators elected as Democrats to work together and achieve the functional Democratic Majority that NY voters elected this past November, and again tonight".



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