http://wcbstv.com/breakingnewsalerts/malcolm.smith.senate.2.1036194.html "Republicans, who lost control of the New York State Senate last November have apparently regained control, and without an election! The GOP power play involves two renegade Democrats and a billionaire businessman. Welcome to New York politics. What happened Monday night in Albany, a coup in the state Senate five weeks in the making, made for a unique kind of drama, pitting Senate Democrats against Republicans. Out of power? Former Democratic State Senate President and Majority Leader Malcolm Smith. " How could a regional party that only has support in the South do this in New York State?