Fresh from her victory over Republican challenger Sam Rodgers, Syracuse-area Democrat Senator Rachel May told Capital Tonight that she’s looking forward to working with more fellow upstaters in the state Senate. 

The Senate Democratic conference has already added three new members to its upstate conference: Samra Brouk, Jeremy Cooney and Sean Ryan, all from Western New York. Other Senate seats, including SD-50 which also represents Central New York, is still too close to call.

One thing May is not likely to do? Create a formal upstate caucus, which some groups have been calling for as a bulwark against what they see as downstate influence on legislative priorities.