Gov. Andrew Cuomo has personally appealed to conservative Democratic state senator Simcha Felder to reunite with the Democrats so the party can retake the majority.
Felder said he told Cuomo there was no use talking about him switching allegiance until after the April 24 special election for two Senate seats.
If Democrats win both seats, including a competitive race in Westchester, they would have a 32-31 numerical majority. But that’s only if Felder flips.
That makes Felder a kingmaker who would determine which party controls the chamber. “I have to have a compelling reason to leave [the Republicans],” he said, but added, “I would consider it.”
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