Diaz Will Chair Latino Caucus

ALBANY—Remember the Latino Caucus?

State Senator Ruben Diaz Sr. just told me that he will be chairing it. It was originally promised as a plum to State Senator Hiram Monserrate, according to reports, when he cut a deal to back Majority Leader Malcolm Smith and trim the gang of four to a gang of three.

Then it was reportedly set to go to Martin Malave Dilan, of Brooklyn.

"I'm very happy, I'm satisfied," Diaz said, sounding his familiar refrain. Diaz Will Chair Latino Caucus