Albany now, Obama in four years

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Incoming state senator Simcha Felder. (Simcha Felder via flickr)
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Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle is not conceding to Dan Maffei. [Nick Reisman]

The Democratic candidate who lost the NY-11 race to Rep. Michael Grimm, Mark Murphy, has something to celebrate: he got engaged today. [Facebook]

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State Senate Democrats "believe they won in spite of Cuomo," an unnamed source said, predicting friction with the governor if they take over the majority. [Andrew Hawkins]

The factors that will decide which party controls the state senate include paper ballot counts in at least three races, plus cutting deals with Jeff Klein and maybe Simcha Felder too. [Jimmy Vielkind]

Vito Lopez: "I will be evaluating my plans to seek re-election to the NY State Assembly." [Aaron Short]

"Cuomo misled Bronxites, then vanished" [Adam Wisnieski and Marisol Diaz]

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Anthony Weiner was volunteering in Rockaway, and the storm "has blown" him back into "the political chatter. [Sally Goldenberg]

"Councilman Greenfield is the most powerful local politician in the Jewish community in Brooklyn." [Jacob Kornbluh]

Ousted Republican state senator David Storobin could run next year for the City Council seat Michael Nelson is vacating. [Chris Bragg]

Ray Kelly was overwhelmed by what he saw in Breezy Point. [Matt Chabon]

And here's a rendering of post-second-term Obama. [Bloomberg BusinessWeek]

Added: And Mitt Romney too. [Bloombeg Businessweek]