Skelos Refuses to Endorse Espada Publicly

ALBANY—Emerging from closed door negotiations, State Senator Pedro Espada Jr. did not get an endorsement by Republican Leader Dean Skelos.
Espada proclaimed to reporters: “I just want to address the many questions you have posed to my office this morning regarding some scurrilous rumors about their being an agreement that Pedro Espada would step down. Let’s be clear about where this coalition stands. The coalition is firm, it’s united. We are discussing the details of an operating agreement based on the election that took place on June 8.”
Skelos was asked if he agreed with that statement. He replied: “32-30 was the vote on June 8, and as I always say to

Skelos Refuses to Endorse Espada Publicly