There are fresh signs that support is fading for New York state Senate Leader Dean Skelos following his arrest on federal corruption charges.
Late Wednesday night 15 Republican senators and one Democrat signed on to a statement of support for Skelos. Notably missing were the names of the other half of the Senate's 32 Republicans - indicating that support for Skelos within the GOP conference is in trouble.
The Long Island Republican was charged Monday with using his position and influence to arrange payments to his son Adam from a real estate firm and an environmental technology business. Skelos says he and his son are innocent, and he's fighting to hold on to his powerful position.
Democrats tried and failed to force a vote on removing Skelos on Wednesday.
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