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    Will Democratic Party Remove Frum Senator?

    He’s on thin ice! Democratic Midwood state Sen. Simcha Felder may be booted from the blue party next year, after activists demanded he be excommunicated during a Kings County Democratic Party County Committee meeting • Full Story

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    He’s on thin ice!

    Democratic Midwood state Sen. Simcha Felder — who controversially caucused with Republicans up in Albany, along with turncoat Dems in the now-defunct Independent Democratic Conference — may be booted from the blue party next year, after activists demanded he be excommunicated during a Kings County Democratic Party County Committee meeting.

    “I asked that someone who has betrayed the party, Simcha Felder — I have affidavits from several people who are residents of [his district], who asked that the Executive Committee meet and consider removing Simcha Felder as a member of the party,” Ernest Skinner, of the Ernest Skinner Political Association, said to exuberant applause from committee members at the Feb. 12 meeting.

    Brooklyn Democratic Party boss Frank Seddio said he would address rank-and-file members’ demands to kick the turncoat pol out of the party before the next biannual committee meeting in August.

    “It will be addressed by the next meeting,” Seddio said off mic, within earshot of this reporter and others in his immediate vicinity.

    But Skinner, who heard the comment, repeated Seddio’s statement loud enough for the audience to hear.

    Felder, who in November won his fourth Senate term after running on the Democratic, Republican, and Conservative party lines, caucused with Republicans several times since assuming office in 2013.

    But after the eight-member Independent Democratic Conference broke up last April — and six of its members subsequently lost their seats in the November elections — Felder is now a lone rogue legislator in Albany, because the Legislature’s Democratic majority barred him from joining their conference at the start of this year’s session.

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    1. Mendel

      Why doesn’t he just run as a republican? What does he need the democrats for?

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