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New York Democrats Will Try Again To Oust Senate Leader

Skelos

Democratic lawmakers in New York will try again to oust state Senate Leader Dean Skelos following his arrest on federal corruption charges.

A spokesman for the Senate's Democratic minority says Friday that a motion has been filed to force a vote on removing Skelos, a Long Island Republican. The vote could come as early as Monday.

Skelos is accused of using his position to extort payments for his son Adam from a real estate company and an environmental technology business. Skelos and his son say they are innocent.

Democrats want Skelos to resign as leader. They tried to force a vote on the issue Wednesday but Republicans blocked their motion, saying it wasn't properly submitted.

Democrats say the new motion was filed early to ensure it gets a vote.

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