Dede Loses Leadership Post

ALBANY—Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava has resigned her leadership post in the chamber, after she endorsed a Democrat when her Congressional bid collapsed.

“Today, I had a thorough and frank discussion with Assemblywoman Scozzafava,” Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb said in a statement. “As a result, Dede has tendered, and I accepted, her resignation as our Conference’s Leader Pro Tempore. Over the coming weeks, I will be assessing who will serve as our Conference’s next Leader Pro Tempore to lead our Assembly floor debates.”

Kolb hinted at this a week ago.