After Coup’s Failure, Skelos Seems Secure

Now that the Republicans have failed in their prolonged attempt to seize control of the State Senate, will heads roll?
It would seem that the answer is no. Republican Leader Dean Skelos looked slightly dejected Thursday night talking to reporters about the re-defection of Senator Pedro Espada Jr., and the re-relegation of Republicans to the minority. But the deal with Espada (and initially, Senator Hiram Monserrate) was described by most Republicans I talked to as less a bungle than a gamble, albeit one that didn’t pay off.
“I think the conference stands behind Dean Skelos,” Senator Joe Griffo told me.

After Coup’s Failure, Skelos Seems Secure