As they prepare to take over the majority, state Senate Democrats say Brooklyn Sen. Simcha Felder will not be welcomed back into their conference.
Despite being a registered Democrat, Felder the past several years caucused with the Senate Republicans, who controlled the chamber. This past election saw the Dems win an overwhelming majority, taking 39 of the 63 available seats.
“New Yorkers elected the largest Democratic Majority in memory consisting of candidates who ran on a robust progressive agenda and proudly sought election as members of our conference,” Senate Democratic spokesman Mike Murphy said. “As such, we have decided to remain a 39-member majority.”
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