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State Senate Democrats rally behind a new leader
With attention still riveted on the outcome of the 46th district — and the way the majority will work — the Senate Democratic conference has announced Andrea Stewart-Cousins of Westchester as its leader, replacing John Sampson of Brooklyn. This makes her the first female conference leader in the history of the state legislature. She was first elected in 2006 by defeating former Republican Sen. Nicholas...