Elected as Democrat, state senator to join Republicans
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ALBANY -- An incoming Brooklyn state senator, elected as a Democrat, said Tuesday that he'll join the Republican conference.
That means control of the state Senate could hinge on one upstate contest that's pending a recount.
Simcha Felder last week defeated Sen. David Storobin (R-Brooklyn) in a heavily Democratic yet conservative-leaning district. Felder had told a Brooklyn publication...