Thursday, January 6, 2011

Jeff Klein On The Independent Democratic Caucus

Speaking of the new state Senate Independent Democratic Caucus, here's Gannett's Nick Reisman interviewing Bronx State Sen. Jeff Klein about what the new four-person bloc means and wants.

The new caucus includes Klein and Sens. David Carlucci, Diane Savino and David Valesky.

As our Glenn Blain pointed out today, "The Daily News first reported on New Year's Day that Klein was fed up with the leadership of Senate Democratic Conference Leader John Sampson (D-Brooklyn) and would resign his post as deputy minority leader... The revolt by the four white senators is likely to inflame long-simmering racial and regional tensions among the Democrats, who boast a large number of African-American and Hispanic members."

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