On second thought, he’s staying put.
A Democratic Midwood state Senator who has controversially sat with the Republican party to give them a majority broke his promise to rejoin the Dems if his rogue Independent Democratic Caucus did first.
Simcha Felder announced on Tuesday that he will not rejoin the Democratic fold despite the True Blues winning a numerical, but meaningless, majority in Albany when the party secured two more seats in that day’s special election.
Felder, who previously told this reporter that he would “be happy to be” back with the True Blues if he had “an ability to serve with the majority,” said that he will continue to caucus with the Republicans for the good of the people he represents.
“I always try to do what is best for my constituents and New Yorkers. Political gamesmanship must not be allowed to jeopardize the leadership, committee structure, and staff of the New York State Senate, and push this institution into turmoil,” he said. “Upheaval and court battles among partisans is not the preferred method of governing.”
Felder faces primary challenger Blake Morris in September.