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.”