State Sen. Ruben Diaz Sr. now has good reason to be wearing those trademark cowboy hats. With the state Senate likely to be divided thisclose between Dems and Republicans, The Rev is back in the saddle. Only this time, two former amigos/banditos that held the Senate hostage for goodies won’t be back. Pedro (The Wascally Wabbit) Espada was defeated in the primary, and Hiram Monserrate was expelled in February. Only Carl Kruger of Brooklyn remains to stir things up with the Rev. But that’s still two votes the Republicans can woo if they come even close to gaining control. With three races still too close to call for at least the next few weeks, the final split could run anywhere from 32-30 for the GOP, or even a repeat performance of a 31-31 tie. The word chaos would come to mind at that point. Diaz said he believes (hopes?) it could go 31-31. And while he’s still a loyal Democrat, that doesn’t mean the anti-gay marriage, anti-abortion Pentecostal minister won’t vote his conscience. “I’m not changing parties. I have never thought about it. I will always vote according to my conscience and what is best for my community,” sayeth the… Read full this story
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