As Democratic President Barack Obama swept to a re-election victory Tuesday night, Brooklyn voters sent a Republican and a conservative Democrat to Albany to represent their newly drawn Senate districts.
By Alana Abramson A decision to regulate an ancient circumcision ritual has hit home in Brooklyn’s District 17, inserting the issue into the local state Senate election and sparking concerns about religious freedom and government intervention. On Sept. 13, the New York City Board of Health passed a resolution requiring parents to sign a Read more »
By Alana Abramson After Wednesday’s presidential debate, Simcha Felder’s campaign sent out a press release applauding Mitt Romney, claiming that his performance “showed America why he belongs in the White House.” At first glance, that might seem like odd praise, coming from the Democratic candidate for State Senate in Brooklyn’s District 17. But it’s Read more »
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Democrat Simcha Felder and Republican David Storobin are still awaiting official word from the Board of Elections on who won last week’s Conservative Primary for state senate in Brooklyn’s newly created “super-Jewish” district. Felder ran as a write-in against Storobin and appears to be in the lead as absentee ballots are counted. According to Yeshiva World News, the Felder campaign claims to have at least 121 votes to Storobin’s 91…
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The New York Board of Elections has rejected Abraham Tischler’s’s petition to run on the School Choice Party Line, deeming he had too many invalid signatures, The Yeshiva World writes. Felder defeated Tischler in the democratic primary last week.
In addition to defeating Abraham Tischler in the democratic primary, Simcha Felder was victorious over Republican candidate David Storobin, defeating him to appear on the conservative party line in the November election. Storobin will still appear on the Republican line, according to Gestetner Updates.
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