HUFFINGTON POST
07/09/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

GOP Seizes Control Of State Senate

Republicans regained control of the New York State Senate on Monday afternoon, winning support from two dissident Democrats in a surprise power-sharing deal. The sudden coup effectively ended Democratic control of Albany after five months and allowed Dean G. Skelos of Long Island to reclaim the title of majority leader, replacing Malcolm A. Smith of Queens.

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