Skelos: My Members Are Behind Me

ALBANY—State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos just issued a statement proclaiming his own security as the Democrats in the chamber struggle to find a leadership structure that works.

Here's the statement:

Our Senate Republican conference stands united and focused on governing in the best interests of the people of New York State.

I appreciate the strong support of every member of the Republican conference and we will continue to work together with all the members of the Senate on ways to reform and improve the operation of our house.

We will also continue to work in a bipartisan fashion with the Governor and the Assembly to address the significant fiscal challenges we face and achieve our goal of improving the quality of life for all New Yorkers.

A nice subtle dig about the "strong support of every member," Dean.