Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Rockaway Park) just got a big thumbs up from across the aisle.
Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) announced he would back Goldfeder’s campaign for re-election and a source close to the Queens Republican Party says the GOP will seek a waiver to allow Goldfeder, a Democrat, to receive its ballot line, though he would continue to run primarily as and serve in the Assembly as a Democrat. Ulrich made the announcement at a fundraiser for Goldfeder in Rockaway Tuesday evening.
The two represent much of the same area, including the Rockaways, Howard Beach, Broad Channel and Ozone Park.
Goldfeder is widely considered one of the more moderate Democrats in the city’s Albany delegation. In 2012, he was endorsed by and given the ballot line of the Conservative Party, which typically backs Republicans. Goldfeder was elected in a special election in 2011 over Republican Jane Deacy, an ex-cop from Breezy Point. Ulrich endorsed Deacy in that race.