Though only elected to represent the newly formed District 17 a week ago Tuesday, Senator Simcha Felder already made waves with a decision to switch political teams and caucus with the GOP.
“I have enormous respect for the senators from both parties, but I must choose to caucus with those senators who will best serve the communities I represent,” Mr. Felder told the New York Times.
Felder, who ran on the Democrat and Conservative Parties lines and went on to beat Republican incumbent David Storobin, had said he would stand with the party he felt best served the needs of the district. He announced his decision to caucus with the GOP after meeting with Senate majority leader Dean Skelos, R-Long Island, the Times said.
While the news was not entirely unexpected, the question still remains: how do you, the voters feel about the switch? Sound off in the comments below.