Obama’s personal war on Israel may have had even worse consequences for New York Democrats. Image of Simcha Felder by gothamschools via Flickr
The possibility, reported Monday in the Daily News, that Deputy City Comptroller Simcha Felder could leave the Democratic Party to run for a new Brooklyn congressional district on the Republican line has been met so far with little more than silence.
Felder reportedly refused to comment on reports that at a meeting with Republican leaders, he said he’d be willing to run on the GOP line if a district that would unite the heavily Orthodox Jewish areas of Midwood and Borough Park is created. Currently, these areas are split among several congressional districts.