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New York state government took a step towards single-party control with the victory Tuesday of a candidate strongly endorsed by gun control groups.
Democrat Shelley Mayer carried a special election victory to win a seat representing Westchester County, beating Republican candidate Julie Killian. This gave the Democrats, who already count Gov. Andrew Cuomo as a party member and control the Assembly, a one-seat majority in the state Senate. However, due to the fact that Brooklyn Democrat Simcha Felder announced he would continue to caucus with chamber Republicans, the GOP will retain control of the body. Nonetheless, Mayer’s win was trumpeted by national gun control organizations that supported her campaign.
“We are so excited to send gun sense champion Shelley Mayer to the state Senate,” said Nicole Lesser with Moms Demand Action. “Her victory is not only a win for the people of Westchester but all New Yorkers. We look forward to working with her this session on a variety of gun safety issues especially the passage of Extreme Risk Protection Order legislation which can save lives.”
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