The incumbents in New York are benefiting from being in legislative districts drawn to keep the Republican incumbents in place.In the words of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, no sh*t, Sherlock.
This would be a lousy time for Sweeney to go because it's just starting to get so good. Skiing in Utah with lobbyists, drinking with frat boys in Schenectady... do I have to go on? The Sweeney implosion looks to be getting closer and closer ---and sooner or later he's going to do something so stupid that it makes national headlines. Who would want to miss that, even if it takes another two years.
By the way, who heard Alan Chartock's interview with Kirsten Gillibrand? She sounds like she's about 16.