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Senate Republicans vote to keep Flanagan as leader

Nov 17, 2018 12:51 am
Bill Mahoney and Anna Gronewald report for Politico that New York Senate Republicans kept John Flanagan as their leader Nov. 16, beating Sen. Cathy Young of Olean 14-9. Senate Republicans, aligned with several Democrats, had held the majority in the senate until the Nov. 6 election, when they lost eight seats. “At the end of the day, we all came together. That’s what we have to do,” Flanagan said after the vote. “I have every expectation that things are not going to be any different than when I was afforded the opportunity to serve as majority leader. I’m going to travel around all the state, I’m going to work with all of my colleagues as I have done year after year after year … We’re playing a different role, obviously, being in the minority, but in terms of how we deal with our members internally, I expect to have the good fortune of serving with some really great, hard-working people.” Read the full story for Politico.