Welcome, Guest! - or
Easy to remember!  »  VinNews.com

Brooklyn, NY - Hikind Expected to Endorse Felder

Published on: April 20, 2012 11:22 AM
Change text size Text Size  

Brooklyn, NY - Just days after announcing his entry into the Democratic primary for the newly designated so called Super-Jewish senate seat, Deputy Comptroller Simcha Felder is expected to receive the endorsement of Assemblyman Dov Hikind when he appears on Hikind’s call in radio program tomorrow night.

“Simcha was my chief of my staff for many years and I am excited to hear that he is running for public office again,” Hikind told VIN News.  “One of our recent goals has been to unite behind one candidate who will most effectively represent our community.  I am thrilled that Simcha is running for this seat.  He is sensitive, extremely intelligent and both passionate and compassionate and I am personally very excited to have him in this race.”

Hikind’s expected endorsement follows on the heels of an unofficial announcement by City Councilman David Greenfield, who threw his support behind Felder on the Nachum Segal Show.  While Greenfield had initially been vehemently opposed to the creation of the heavily Jewish district, according to reports on news site Politicker.com, Greenfield will eventually endorse Felder’s bid in the upcoming September Democratic primary.

“I’m not a fan of the ‘Super Jewish’ seat and I opposed it, but the reality is that these are the facts of life,” said Greenfield.  “If there is going to be a ‘Super Jewish’ seat we need a ‘Super Jew’ and obviously Simcha’s that guy.”

Advertisement:

Felder, a former city councilman for Brooklyn’s 44th district, has been working for Comptroller John Liu for over two years and will remain on the job while campaigning for the senate seat.  Possible Republican candidates for the newly created site include New York State Civil Court Judge Noach Dear, David Storobin and Nachman Caller.

Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, creator the Jewish Super-District, is also expected to be a guest on Talkline Communcation’s The Dov Hikind Show tomorrow night, which airs on WMCA 570 AM at 11 PM.



More of today's headlines

Islamabad - A Pakistani passenger jet with 127 people on board crashed Friday as it was landing in bad weather at an airport near the capital, Islamabad, officials said... Sanford, FL - George Zimmerman can be released on $150,000 bail as he awaits trial for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, a judge ruled Friday during a hearing that...

 

Total10

Read Comments (10)  —  Post Yours »

1

 Apr 20, 2012 at 11:44 AM Anonymous Says:

So Felder is going to be the establishment candidate and we are going to be forced to vote for him? I wonder if Hikind remembers the 2010 election for City Council.

2

 Apr 20, 2012 at 11:47 AM Anonymous Says:

Recycled politicians.

3

 Apr 20, 2012 at 11:56 AM joeynathan Says:

politics at its best

4

 Apr 20, 2012 at 01:06 PM etti Says:

At least Felder knows something about politics. What does Nachman Caller know
what does he bring to the table althought he is a talmid chacom that doesnt
make him a politician.

5

 Apr 20, 2012 at 04:14 PM 10010 Says:

Reply to #1  
Anonymous Says:

So Felder is going to be the establishment candidate and we are going to be forced to vote for him? I wonder if Hikind remembers the 2010 election for City Council.

No one should, and no one can, force another person to vote against his or her will.

Now, if a Jewish voter is willing to be ordered around by his/her rebbe then that is a different matter all together. If that happens then that means the voter's brains have been sucked out of his/her cerebrum and replaced with sawdust.

That is what has happened and continues to happen in New Square, and just look at the consequences we have seen this week in court.

6

 Apr 20, 2012 at 05:33 PM yaakov doe Says:

Most of us who are not followers of any particular chassidish rebbe vote for the candidate that we think is best, The frum community in general does not vote as a block.

7

 Apr 21, 2012 at 09:01 PM Anonymous Says:

"“If there is going to be a ‘Super Jewish’ seat we need a ‘Super Jew’ and obviously Simcha’s that guy.”

Not sure I like this terminology. Why call attention to this comment?

8

 Apr 21, 2012 at 11:06 PM Barak Says:

For many years, frum Jewish communities were split into several electoral districts. As a result, we never got a true representative of frum Jewish interests. Now, the Jewish community finally gets a representative in the State Senate, and all we get in return is a recycled tax and spend politician who has no interest in fighting the teacher's unions and confronting the tuition and tax crises that many Jewish families are dealing with.
Let's not forget, as a city councilman Simcha Felder supported and voted for major property tax increases, sales tax increases and other tax hikes that have caused major financial strains within our community. I don't see him fighting for educational vouchers or tax credits for children who don't attend public school.
The fact that Simcha Felder is close to and works for the ethically challenged Comptroller John Liu is very telling.
Felder won't even give up his government job while running for office. He actually claims that his running for office won't interfere with his job duties and that he'll only campaign on weekends and after-work hours. I just don't like Felder's behavior and attitude. He is a liberal tax and spend frum Democrat.

9

 Apr 21, 2012 at 11:18 PM Avreich1 Says:

Reply to #7  
Anonymous Says:

"“If there is going to be a ‘Super Jewish’ seat we need a ‘Super Jew’ and obviously Simcha’s that guy.”

Not sure I like this terminology. Why call attention to this comment?

Why call attention to this comment?

Because Greenfield not only allowed the words to slip out of his mouth but he also clearly wanted his utterances to be published.

He may have thought the remark to be a great sound bite at the time, but rest assured it will come back to bite him in the t***** sooner or later.

10

 Apr 22, 2012 at 09:02 AM Vilchovitzer Says:

Reply to #4  
etti Says:

At least Felder knows something about politics. What does Nachman Caller know
what does he bring to the table althought he is a talmid chacom that doesnt
make him a politician.

R'Nachman Caller is also a practicing Attorney, and I believe, that alone fits him for politics

11

Sign-in to post a comment

Click here to sign-in.

Scroll Up
Advertisements:
Sell your scrap gold and broken jewelry and earn hard cash sell gold today!