Max & Murphy co-hosts Jarrett Murphy and Ben Max spoke with WNYC’s David Furst on Weekend Edition about the State Senate races considered “in play” on November 6 and what the policy implications could be if the Senate remains in Republican hands or shifts to Democratic control.

One key factor: While polls indicate a lack of hotly contested statewide races (for governor, attorney general, comptroller, U.S. senator), competitive Congressional races could help Democrats generate the big turnout they might need to flip red seats blue.

One important caveat: Democratic control doesn’t necessarily transform the full progressive wish-list into reality. The size of the margin, the role of the governor and ideological differences within the Democratic caucus will be important factors long after the votes are counted.

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