Who are these defectors? One is Pedro Esada (D-Bronx) who will become the president of the Senate in NY. He is being investigated by the AG, Andrew Cuomo for whether or not he used non profit groups to benefit Esada's campaigns. There's a list of things he's being investigated for. The other is Hiram Monserrate (D-Queens) who was last seen in the news in handcuffs for beating his girlfriend.
Billionaire Tom Golisano and his PAC 'Responsible (sic) New York' claims that they are responsible for the defection. It is also interesting to note that both defectors are in need of legal defense funds. hmmm. NYC Democrats are notoriously rotten apples and one wonders if more of the NYC senators and assemblymen who've walked the perp walk will also defect. With
90% of felonies and misdemeanors committed by politicians in the state have been NYC Democrats.