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The state Senate 'coalition': Five myths
From unusual circumstances spring myths, and the case is no different for the new "coalition" agreement to run the state Senate. Reading the coverage, it is easy to come away with misimpressions, such as:
Political parties fight for every office.
No. In Suffolk, for example, Democratic officials even spoke openly of their co-partisans having proven themselves incapable of running...