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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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