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A GOP North Country state Senator looks at serving in the minority

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Democrats have won a majority in New York's Senate to give the party control of the full Legislature and governor's office for the first time since 1935. Democrats, who outnumber Republicans by a nearly 2:1 ratio statewide, ended more than 40 years of GOP rule in the Senate thanks in part to the enthusiasm fueled by Barack Obama's historic presidential campaign. Democrats won at least 32 seats in the 62-seat chamber. They trailed 31-29 with two vacancies going into Tuesday. The vote comes after record spending on both sides and gives Democratic Gov. David Paterson, just seven months on the job, a new ally along with the Assembly. Jonathan Brown asked North Country Senator Betty Little what will happen now. She said the problems facing the people of New York and the state budget are so big, there will be little choice among lawmakers but to get along.

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