Skelos losing support from Senate Republicans

State Senate Leader Dean Skelos may be ousted from his leadership position as support from his own party erodes.

In the six-count criminal complaint, prosecutors say Skelos used his power and influence to extort money from a real estate and environmental company for his son, Adam. They are facing extortion, fraud and bribery charges.

In the six-count criminal complaint, prosecutors say Skelos used his power and influence to extort money from a real estate and environmental company for his son, Adam. They are facing extortion, fraud and bribery charges. (5/8/15)

ALBANY - State Senate Leader Dean Skelos may be ousted from his leadership position as support from his own party erodes.

Seven upstate Republican senators are calling on Skelos to step down as Senate majority leader.

Sen. Robert Ortt (R-Buffalo) says he’ll introduce a measure Monday that would force the ouster.

If Skelos does step down, Sen. John DeFrancisco of Syracuse and Sen. John Flanagan of Northport have emerged as frontrunners to replace him. Republican insiders tell News 12 Long Island that both men are close to the number of votes needed to win the post.

Long Island’s eight other state senators say they support Skelos staying on as leader.

 

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