The Old Gang, In Charge

ALBANY—Malcolm Smith spoke first at a press conference announcing Democrats had regained control of the fractured State Senate, but the amigos spoke the longest. And the message was clear: They’re in charge.
“The four amigos stand here once again today, proud and tough, supporting our communities, but most importantly, in friendships that didn’t even exist before Election Day,” Senator Carl Kruger, the old ringleader of the renegade Democratic faction, said. “They’ve been strengthened, they’ve been hardened, they’ve been galvanized and they’ve been solidified. So today is a day when we can claim victory for all New Yorkers.”
You may recall how often all the state senators—Democrats, Republicans, Pedro Espada Jr.