Former Sen. Grisanti Supporter: "He Broke His Word and I Won’t Carry His Petitions Again.”


Bob McCarthy of the Buffalo News reports:

“He broke his word and I won’t carry his petitions again.”— Kevin Backus, senior pastor of Bible Presbyterian Church and Grand Island Conservative chairman, on his refusal to support Grisanti. He said the Republican promised not to vote for same-sex marriage, then did.

While Erie County Conservative Chairman Ralph Lorigo has left the door open to Grisanti for the often-crucial minor party line, stalwarts like Backus and state Chairman Mike Long are still fuming over the marriage vote.