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November 11, 2012

Analysis: Governor at center of uncertain Senate

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Niagara Gazette — Cuomo's not saying.

"I have no intention of getting involved in their situation," he said last week as he managed the response to Superstorm Sandy.

"In the Senate, I think it's more complicated than before. ... Now it's a coalition" rather than party alliances, Cuomo said, referring to the role played by the IDC.

Progressive groups are optimistic for action on the public financing of campaigns, raising the minimum wage, more school aid, revising the property tax cap and more after two years of disappointment with Cuomo.

"We don't know what will happen in whatever kind of coalition, but we have strong support in the Democratic conference and strong support in the IDC," said Karen Scharff, executive director of one such group, Citizen Action.

Working Families Party Executive Director Dan Cantor said he's confident Democrats will unite.

"These are serious people and they know the stakes are very high," Cantor said.

Cuomo himself echoed that.

"No one is going back," the governor said, referring to the chaos of 2008-2010. "I think they learned the hard way. ... Democrats lost power because of dysfunction."

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