OMGWTF?!? STOP THE PRESSES--NEW YORK SENATE IN TOTAL CHAOS AS TWO DEMOCRATS DEFECT TO UNSEAT MAJ. LEADER MALCOLM SMITH!
But his own record could undermine his positioning as a reformer. Mr. Espada has been fined tens of thousands of dollars over the years for flouting state law requiring disclosure of his campaign contributions.
Mr. Monserrate was indicted in March on charges that he stabbed his companion late last year with a drinking glass, leaving a gash that required 20 stitches to close.