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Stephanie Miner steps down as party co-chair

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Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner is walking away from her role as co-chair of the state Democratic party. Time Warner Cable News obtained a copy of Miner's resignation letter Thursday. Capital Tonight's Liz Benjamin has more.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Syracuse's mayor has decided to step down from her job as a co-chair of the state democratic party.

Stephanie Miner's tenure in that job has been marked by a behind-the-scenes struggle with New York State's Democratic Governor, Andrew Cuomo. The two have sparred over policy differences.

The mayor makes no mention of the governor as she says she has decided to step aside now to allow party officials to decide on a successor by the time their state convention rolls around in May.

A democratic source tells Capital Tonight's Liz Benjamin that Miner would not have been re-elected as co-chair if she had sought re-election.

Miner gives no reason for her resignation, but does promise to continue to work for the election of democratic candidates in the fall.

There was no immediate comment from Governor Cuomo.

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