Bipartisan Bruno

In the wake of the rare Republican pick-up of an Assembly seat in a special election yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno (who, unlike Sheldon Silver, actually has to contend with a relevant minority in his chamber) is touting the virtues of bipartisanship in Albany.

In a public statement sent just now, Bruno said, “By electing Mr. Amedore to represent them in Albany, the hard-working families of Schenectady and Montgomery counties have sent a clear message on the importance of having checks and balances, and a fair two-party system in State government.”

Here’s the whole statement:

I am pleased to congratulate George Amedore, Jr. on winning a special
election to the 105th Assembly District. I look forward to working with
Mr. Amedore, a great candidate who will make an outstanding public servant,
to continue making the Capital Region an even better place to live. In
addition, I want to congratulate Assembly Minority Leader Tedisco on his
tireless efforts to grow his conference.

By electing Mr. Amedore to represent them in Albany, the hard-working
families of Schenectady and Montgomery counties have sent a clear message
on the importance of having checks and balances, and a fair two-party
system in State government.

Mr. Amedore ran a strong campaign centered on the need to reduce
taxes, create greater economic opportunity for individuals and businesses,
and keep our local communities safe. Those issues will continue to be a
priority for Republicans in both the Senate and the Assembly.

Bipartisan Bruno