Democrats Work to Pull Monserrate Back In, Sharpton Plans An Albany Trip

ALBANY—Even as the Republican-led coalition in the State Senate forges ahead with plans to hold session today, Democrats are trying to pull State Senator Hiram Monserrate back into their fold.
There’s a meeting going on right now in his Queens district called by the Rev. Al Sharpton, where I’m told by someone who’s there that Sharpton will organize buses to bring demonstrators to Albany.
Also in attendance is Julissa Ferreras, Monserrate’s former chief of staff, who was elected to succeed him in the City Council. According to the person there, she told the gathered leaders, “We sent Hiram to Albany as a Democrat and we need him to stay that way.

Democrats Work to Pull Monserrate Back In, Sharpton Plans An Albany Trip