Diaz Makes a Counter-Flier: ‘I Am Still a Democrat’

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State Senator Ruben Diaz Sr. sent out this open letter in response to a campaign by labor groups to try to bring him in line behind State Senator Malcolm Smith.

Smith is trying to round up 32 votes to become the chamber's majority leader.

"I have always been a Democrat. I am still a Democrat. And I will always be a Democrat," Diaz wrote in the two-page letter to constituents.

He said it was being released "in response to the negative campaign some special interests have begun in my community."

Diaz Makes a Counter-Flier: ‘I Am Still a Democrat’