Scozzafava Resigns From Republican Assembly Leadership Post


North country Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava has resigned from her leadership position in the state Assembly.

In a prepared statement, Republican Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb said he accepted her resignation as Minority Leader Pro Tempore.

Just before last week's election, Scozzafava dropped out of the Congressional race and backed the Democrat, Bill Owens, who went on to win.

Scozzafava met Monday to discuss her actions.

Many have argued that Scozzafava's last-minute endorsement of Owens gave him the Congressional win. 

“Today, I had a thorough and frank discussion with Assemblywoman Scozzafava.  As a result, Dede has tendered, and I accepted, her resignation as our Conference’s Leader Pro Tempore.  Over the coming weeks, I will be assessing who will serve as our Conference’s next Leader Pro Tempore to lead our Assembly floor debates,” Kolb said in his statement.

Saturday, December 3, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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