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“We’re at a full complement of 62 senators,” Majority Leader Dean Skelos told the Albany chamber earlier this afternoon. “Today we have sworn in and we have a new member in David Storobin who is representing the 27th Senate District in Brooklyn.”
Mr. Storobin, who finally locked up an epic 14-vote victory last week in a special election that took place all the way back in March 20th, is the first New York State Senator of Russian descent, a fact Mr. Skelos heavily referenced in his short speech today.
New Yorkers United for Marriage, a coalition of pro same-sex marriage organizations, will be sending out 200,000 copies of this mailer. It features a couple from Nassau County who would like to “invite you to our son’s wedding.”
“Sadly, he’s not allowed to get married,” they say.
The couple personifies a key constituency that marriage advocates need to win over. Nassau County is a Republican strong-hold and home to the Senate Republican leader Dean Skelos, whose conference voted uniformly against the measure in 2009.