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08/31/2012 08:47 am ET

Assembly Democrats Support Sheldon Silver's Handling Of Vito Lopez Sexual Harassment Case

By Danny Hakim

ALBANY — Assembly Democrats rallied around Speaker Sheldon Silver on Thursday, as he faced an inquiry into his handling of sexual harassment allegations made against a prominent lawmaker and continued attacks from a lawyer who represented some of the women.

In Brooklyn political circles, lawmakers were discussing how to force Assemblyman Vito J. Lopez, the central figure in the sex scandal, to relinquish his seat.

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