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N.Y. Senate Republicans Choose Flanagan After Ousting Skelos

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New York Senate Republicans picked John Flanagan as majority leader after ousting Dean Skelos, who was arrested on charges that he used his power over real-estate laws to enrich his son.

Lawmakers chose Flanagan after Skelos stepped down under pressure during a closed-door meeting Monday in Albany, Flanagan said. Skelos, 67, of Long Island, had led the party in the Senate since 2008.