Duane Staying With Democrats ‘As of Now,’ an Aide Says

ALBANY—Democratic State Senator Tom Duane has not “jumped ship,” his counsel insisted.
Mark Furnish told me just now in a Capitol hallway that while Duane remains in his hotel and has been there, hunkered down, since a coup in his chamber Monday, he remains a loyal member of the Democratic conference.
Earlier, I had heard that he was considering an offer made by Republicans to support their bid in control of the chamber if they brought a same-sex marriage bill to a vote. His spokesman said nothing at the time; Furnish now denies this.
“He hasn’t spoken to any Republicans.

Duane Staying With Democrats ‘As of Now,’ an Aide Says