Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Democratic Candidate Benjamin Says He’ll Join Mainline Conference

By Nick Reisman

Brian Benjamin, the Democratic candidate for the Senate seat vacated last month by Bill Perkins, pledged in a statement released Monday to join the mainline Democratic conference.

Not lost on Senate Democrats: Benjamin’s likely election would give the chamber 32 enrolled Democrats when taking into account the eight-member Independent Democratic Conference and Brooklyn Sen. Simcha Felder, a Democrat who is a member of the Republican conference in the Senate.

“I look forward to joining the Senate Democratic Conference and fighting for the working men and women of New York,” Benjamin said in the statement. 

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Source: Time Warner Cable News/The State of Politics (via The Empire Report) 

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