Republicans Are Back In The Minority Following Failed Coup

07.10.09 | FL News Team

Republican Leader Dean Skelos and GOP Senators are back in the minority in the state Senate after Bronx state Senator Pedro Espada Junior switched sides, again. The Rockville Centre Republican led a political coup with the aid of two Senate Democrats, but the chamber was held in a month-long stalemate with Espada remaining in the Republican camp. But Espada decided it was time to rejoin the Democratic fold.Senate Republicans are looking to pass legislation next week before returning home for the summer.