Jeff Klein’s argument for preserving a Republican-led State Senate

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Jeff Klein. (Azi Paybarah via flickr)
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State Senator Jeff Klein has spoken.

In an interview in the New York Times, Klein explains why he's considering throwing the support of his breakaway four-member bloc of Democrats to the Republicans to form a "bipartisan" majority in the Senate, suggesting essentially that a plain old Democratic majority would mean "dysfunction."

In a distinct echo of Andrew Cuomo, Klein argues that he's not selling out his party or its agenda, even if his apparent decision would keep the Republicans in power, because he'll get the Republican conference to enact a Democratic agenda.

Got that, voters?

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