Sen. Grisanti Considering Flip-Flopping to "Independent Democrat"


Things aren't looking good for pro-SSM Republican Senator (for now) Mark Grisanti in Buffalo...

Just days after local polling tested his viability in both major parties, Republican State Sen. Mark J. Grisanti of Buffalo says that “all options are open” on whether he will stick with the GOP or return to the Democrats for the 2012 election.

Grisanti, who ran for the Senate in the Democratic primary in 2008 and then upset Democratic incumbent Antoine M. Thompson as a Republican in 2010, also did not rule out joining the Senate’s Independent Democratic Caucus, which has often bucked the Democratic hierarchy.

... Grisanti’s comments are the closest he has come to indicating his election plans for next year after he refused to rule out running as a Democrat following his controversial support of same-sex marriage last spring. -- Buffalo News