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Silver/Cuomo story makes the state rounds

By Robert J. McCarthy

Tom Precious of The Buffalo News Albany Bureau provided the latest in this morning's print and on-line editions about the mini-controversy brewing over Monday's New York Post story. The Post's Fred Dicker indicated that Cuomo forces were interested in replacing Assembly Speaker Shelly Silver with Majority Leader Joseph Morrelle of suburban Rochester.

The Precious story introduced the very real point that no upstate Democrat has ever held the powerful speaker's post in modern times, raising real questions about the Morrelle Theory even if he is a close confidant of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.

But the story continues to have legs. Here is the link to a blog appearing today by Nick Reisman on the Capital Tonight blog.

And Glenn Blain of the Daily News offers this insight.

Cuomo insiders deny the story about Silver, but remains a topic of interest around the state.

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Robert J. McCarthy

Robert J. McCarthy

A native of Schenectady, Robert J. McCarthy came to The Buffalo News in 1982 following a six-year stint at the Olean Times Herald. He is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University, and has been covering local, state and national politics since 1992.

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Tom Precious

Tom Precious

Tom Precious joined The Buffalo News in 1997 as bureau chief at the state Capitol, where he covers everything from statewide politics and state government fiscal affairs to health care, environmental and municipal government matters. Prior to The News, he worked for news outlets in Albany and Washington, DC.

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Jill Terreri

Jill Terreri

Jill Terreri is an Amherst native and has covered politics and government in upstate New York since 2003. She joined The Buffalo News in 2012 and covers City Hall.

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Jerry Zremski

Jerry Zremski

Jerry Zremski, The Buffalo News Washington bureau chief, has reported from the nation's capital since 1989 after joining The News as a business reporter in 1984. A graduate of Syracuse University, Zremski is a former Nieman fellow in journalism at Harvard University. In 2007, he served as president of the National Press Club.

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