Irma Schimel said she still considers Michelle her daughter-in-law and even received a Mother’s Day card from her this year.

“I love her very much,” Irma Schimel said. “I can’t believe he’d do a thing like this. I’m going to talk to him.”

Michelle Schimel, 54, is in her third term, having first been elected in 2007 to replace Thomas DiNapoli, who resigned to become state controller.

“He’ll never win anything against Michelle,” Irma Schimel predicted. “They (the voters) love her.”