New York Democrats look to build momentum in 2020 | WHEC.com

New York Democrats look to build momentum in 2020

Andrew Hyman
Created: December 26, 2019 07:15 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — There are a lot of changes coming for who could represent many of you — to let your voice be heard in Albany.

As we approach the new legislative year, Democrats need just two seats for a supermajority in the New York State Senate. A supermajority would allow Democrats to override any vetoes by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

On the other side of the aisle, several senate Republicans have called it quits. Locally, Sen. Joe Robach and Sen. Rich Funke announced they will not seek re-election in 2020. 

In a recent report by NNY 360, Republican leaders acknowledged the new vacancies provide a challenge, though leaders were confident in future candidates. 

Democratic leaders showed excitement towards the possibility of claiming the supermajority.


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