Sheldon Silver: They’ll All Be With Hillary in the End

80217152 Sheldon Silver: Theyll All Be With Hillary in the End

Speaker of the New York State Assembly Sheldon Silver walks in front of the State Capitol March 12, 2008 in Albany, New York. New York State Governor Eliot Spitzer announced his resignation today after various media reports have linked him to a prostitution ring (Photo by Daniel Barry/Getty Images).

Speaking earlier today at a luncheon at the state Democratic Party spring meeting, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said that Democrats in New York need to focus on electing Hillary Clinton in 2008.

“As a leader of this state, we must deal with a reality that Washington deprives us of our fair share of federal support, year after year after year,” Silver said.

A Hillary presidency, he said, would help New York “finally get a fair deal on Capitol Hill.”

On his way out the door, I asked Silver about some of the Democratic Assembly members who have yet to get on board with Hillary.

“We’re an open party—we’re an open committee,” Silver said. “But it’s fine. She’s going to win the primary. They’ll all be along.”