The Ny Daily News reports that NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday said the time is now for Brooklyn Democratic Sen. Simcha Felder to give up his alliance with the GOP. In an open letter to Felder, Cuomo urged him to “seize and maximize” the opportunity he has to reunite with the Democrats and help give the party command of the Senate.
“The Democratic Conference will not need you in November the way they need you now,” Cuomo said in the letter, the News reports. “I believe there will be additional Democrats who win and are seated for the next legislature,” Cuomo continued. “You have said that you act in the best interest of your constituents. For their benefit, now is the time that matters.”