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.”