Monserrate’s Former Chief of Staff Wants Him Back With the Democrats

Hiram Monserratre’s former chief of staff Julissa Ferraras wants him to caucus with the Democrats.
“I hope that the senator can join the Democratic caucus,” Ferraras told me. She was standing outside City Hall a few minutes ago.
Ferreras, a Democrat who was elected to the City Council seat Monserrate vacated when he was elected to the Senate, said, “In my communications with him, he said he really wants to make sure there’s reform” in Albany.
She went on to say that “I think it’s important” for Monserrate to rejoin the Democratic caucus. “Our district needs him there.”
UPDATE: Ferreras emailed this statement to reporters just now expressing disappointment with her old boss.

Monserrate’s Former Chief of Staff Wants Him Back With the Democrats