Senator Winner, Minority Member (Again), Not Overly Optimistic About Equitable Chamber

ALBANY—I spoke with Republican State Senator George Winner, who, before he was elected to the Senate, served in the State Assembly’s minority conference for more than 25 years.

In November, I asked Winner about the prospect of being again in the minority: “If I end up in the minority, it’s as though I escaped after 26 years and they caught me,” he said. “I don’t really want to have to remember.”

Now that the State Senate has officially flipped, I asked Winner for his thoughts on life in the minority, and whether it will be easier for the Republicans than it was for the Democrats: