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.
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."(1)
Keren-Aniyim, a Flatbush/Midwood Orthodox Jewish charity had its golf outing last night at the Marine Park Golf Course in Brooklyn.
An attendee took this video and passed it along of most organizers stopping to pray at sundown, with only one person proceeding to hit golf balls during that time. That person was David Storobin, the newly elected Republican State Senator.
It's a bit of a faux pas, but hardly an unique one: in the vieo, you can see one men praying while checking his cell phone.(1)
One day after a Republican opponent highlighted Simcha Felder's 2008 support for Barack Obama, the former Democratic councilman making his second run for state senate said it was a mistake and won't be voting for Barack Obama again.
“He’s been a terrible president,” Felder said of Obama. “Unfortunately, I was wrong, and I will certainly not be voting for the president in the upcoming election.”
There aren't many places in New York City where the winning strategy includes painting your opponent as a Democrat. Welcome to the "super Jewish" State Senate district in Brookyln.