New York State Senate Independent Democratic Conference en Two State Senate Factions Will Form Democratic Coalition <p>Two Democratic factions in the State Senate say they are joining to form what could be a strong Democratic Majority in the Senate, leaving Republicans, who up until now have ruled the chamber in a coalition government, out of power. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 11:40:37 +0000 Karen Dewitt 93497 at Two State Senate Factions Will Form Democratic Coalition Liz Benjamin - The Strange Bedfellows of Campaign Season <p>Two endorsements made yesterday in state Senate races proved - yet again - that old adage about the game of politics and the strange bedfellows its players choose as they seek to achieve, maintain or consolidate power.</p><p>The first came from Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is now two for two, technically speaking, in bestowing his general election support on fellow Democrats.</p><p>Cuomo's first nod went to Sen. Joe Addabbo, one of the Senate Republicans' top targets this fall who is facing a spirited challenge from a GOP rising star, New York City Councilman Eric Ulrich.</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 16:35:00 +0000 Liz Benjamin 49960 at