NY: Senator-Elect Felder Holds Key to Senate Control


simchafelderNew 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.

{Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. As usual he will sell out his supposed morals for money. I am ashamed that he represents us as a so called heimishe and I am proud to have voted for his opponent who has the guts to stand up for Kvod shamayim.

  2. Baruch Hashem we’re in Marty Golden’s distric. He is & always was a righteous Republican Gentile. He never swayed to pressure of anyone, to compromise his good values. He has brought the “Frum” community what we need. Shocking relevation: Marty’s a Republican & never took away our free Government goodies!

  3. Those who have elected Obama ( fool themselves to ) believe that there is such a thing as “Free Governemnt Goodies”
    There is no such thing. Everyone pays pays for it. Higher taxes, new taxes, new fees, etc. The majority of the increase in revenue is goobled up by the policticians and their supporters, and the rest is given out as entitlements or as “free goodies”, to those that dont pay income taxes ( either by hiding their income or refusing to work because they would lose their benefits}. The bottom line is that we all end up as dust of the earth, but the results of our immoral behavior will last forever and we will have to answer to that.

  4. I can’t believe that someone really thinks that his opponent has the guts to stand up for kvod shumayim. He is not frum, so what does he care?