12:33 pm Aug. 3, 20121
A source in Brooklyn spotted Democratic state senate candidate Simcha Felder's campaign workers collecting signatures to allow him to run on a new party line this November. The party will be called "Tax Cuts Now."
Felder, a former City Councilman and current aide to City Comptroller John Liu, is running for a newly created state senate seat in a heavily Orthodox Jewish part of central and southern Brooklyn, against Republican state senator David Storobin, who won a special election in the spring.
Felder has not ruled out aligning with Republicans if elected, and recently hired Republican campaign manager E. O'Brien Murray to work on his campaign. (O'Brien has a long and colorful history in Republican politics.)
UPDATE: Murray, Felder's campaign manager confirmed the plan and emailed this insightful tidbit: "Yes we are collection signatures for Tax Cuts Now. This line will give voters a chance to send a message that they want Tax Cuts Now."