New York – The courting of Simcha Felder has begun now that the Brooklyn Democrat holds one of the keys to control of the state Senate.
Republican and Democratic leaders jockeying for control of the Senate have contacted aides to Senator-elect Felder, according to the Brooklyn Democrat – who can help tip the balance of power to either party.
Felder says he could side with Republicans or Democrats depending on which party will help his heavily Orthodox Jewish district more.
The former city councilman told The Post he’s looking for influence in education, economic development and finance for his district.
“I don’t think the parties are any religion, and I don’t believe in the parties,” he said on Albany’s Talk 1300 AM radio. “I believe in trying to represent the district that elected me and the interests of that district, whether they be the Democrats, Republicans or any other party as long as it doesn’t compromise my moral or ethical values.”
Read more at THE NEW YORK POST.