Democrat Blake Morris is going to test how strong Simcha Felder's support is among Democrats since Felder's vote keeps the Republicans in control of the NYS Senate
Also a confrontation is brewing over special exemptions for Orthodox Jewish religious schools from certain NYS Ed Department rules
Major problems will arise if Conservative Party boss Jerry Kassar has to work hard in Felder's 17th District, as well as in Marty Golden's 22nd District, both through the summer for the primary, and then possibly into the November 2018 general election
One of my best BSIs, who is actually supporting Blake Morris, tells me that this is a major unreported story on this independent GOP blog --- What do >>> You <<< think ???
Here's the take on Mr. Morris' pitch from his own web page:
[PICTURE OF CANDIDATE THAT LOOKS LIKE LARRY DAVID]
"Blake Morris is a longtime Brooklynite and has been a citizens advocate for over 25 years. He is running for New York Senate in District #17, which includes Kensington, Flatbush, Midwood, Borough Park, Mapleton, Sunset Park and Sheepshead Bay.... The office is currently occupied by Senator Simcha Felder, who has become infamous as a turncoat Democrat that votes along with the Republican majority that currently controls the State Senate. This is problematic as Democrats, in the New York State Senate, actually hold more seats than Republicans but, do not control the Senate due to the breakaway 8 members of the Independent Democratic Caucus and Mr. Felder, who have decided to caucus with Republicans.... The Democrats are reduced to mere spectators in the legislative process in which they should be the masters of their fate and ours. The Senate is now the place where Democratic progressive Assembly passed legislation goes to die.
If you want something different, then you need a plan!... This plan starts with Blake's candidacy." (See "BLAKE’S STORY... Blake Morris For NYS Senate District 17" [https://www.blakemorrisforstatesenate.com/]).