Chris Bragg Reports: At an endorsement press conference today in Borough Park, Councilman David Greenfield and Assemblyman Dov Hikind heaped praise upon Simcha Felder, the ex-councilman both lawmakers are backing in Brooklyn’s new “Super-Jewish” state Senate district.
But definitive answers to the question of whom Felder, a Democrat, would ultimately caucus with in Albany remained elusive.
Felder, who said he did not want to step on the endorsement press conference by breaking that particular piece of news, took no questions, leaving reporters to ask Greenfield and Hikind, themselves both Democrats, about Felder’s partisan loyalties, as Felder stood to the side watching.
Hikind and Greenfield were asked whether either would rescind their endorsement for Felder, when official word comes down whether he will caucus with Democratic Minority Leader John Sampson or Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos.
Hikind said it would not matter either way.