New York NOW

Newly-Elected Senator Fred Akshar

Season 2015 Episode 47 | 26m 46s | Video has closed captioning.

Senator Fred Akshar discusses his victory over Democrat Barbara Fiala in the 52nd Senate District special election. Lawmaker Tom Libous lost his seat after he was found guilty of lying to the FBI. Akshar, a Republican like Libous, now represents his home region which has been hurting economically. Also, Jimmy Vielkind describes the scene as former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver went on trial.

Aired: 11/06/15

Rating: NR

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