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  •  It can be tough to dislodge incumbents. (2+ / 0-)
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    Institutional forces tend to back them almost no matter what.

    For example here is the reaction of the chairman of the Staten Island Democratic Party.

    “Diane has been a fierce advocate for Staten Island and Brooklyn since she was elected as a State Senator,” Mr. Gulino said. “She has always fought with all her heart for the middle class, rights of the hardworking men and women of the labor movement, and democratic principles. I am confident she will continue that fight, irrespective of the dynamic Albany finds itself in January.”
    And TWA local 100.

    “In the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy, and the devastation suffered by the working families of New York, we must get down to the business of governing,” said the union’s president, John Samuelsen, in a statement late last night. ”The Independent Democratic Conference— led by serious, effective senators such as Jeff Klein, Diane Savino, and Malcolm Smith — has shown great commitment in fighting for public union employees and their families. It is obvious that at this point their decision to create a bipartisan coalition was the best possible option to ensure a functioning government for all New Yorkers and NYC Transit Workers and our families.”

    The lady was enchanted and said they ought to see. So they charged her with subversion and made her watch TV -Spirogyra

    by Taget on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 08:40:43 AM PST

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