By Dan Rivoli
Democrats had much to be happy about on Nov. 4, when Sen. Barack Obama beat Sen. John McCain in a landslide and ratcheted up huge majorities in Congress. In New York, the celebration was twice as enjoyable for State Senate Democrats, who secured the majority for the first time in 40 years.
As presidential election results poured in at the New York Democrats’ party at the Sheraton Hotel in Midtown, the room was aquiver with news that Queens Council Member Joseph Addabbo and Brian Foley, a Long Island town supervisor, bested two GOP incumbents. That put the Democrats over the 30-seat threshold necessary for a majority
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