Espada gets the axe

From Celeste Katz at the Daily News, quoting an email from Jay Jacobs, the chairman of the state Democratic Party:

Today, the New York State Democratic Committee initiated legal proceedings to cancel Senator Pedro Espada Jr.’s affiliation as a Democrat. In a complaint submitted to the Bronx County Democratic Committee, the State Democratic Committee charged that Senator Espada became a Democrat for “ulterior motives,” including his own financial gain, not out of a commitment to Democratic principles.