NY Capital Confidential: Pro-Marriage Forces "Piling On" Flip-Flopping Senators


Rick Karlin in the Capitol Confidential:

One of the state’s leading anti-same sex marriage groups is wasting no time publicizing news that the Saratoga County community of Wilton’s GOP has endorsed someone otherthan Roy McDonald for state senate.

Less than a day after the Wilton GOP Committee endorsed Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin, Jason McGuire, of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, is also noting that another GOP Senator who voted for same sex marriage last June, Buffalo’s Mark Grisanti, has lost the support of Erie County conservatives.

McGuire also notes that longtime Saratoga County GOP Chair Jasper Nolan may be something of a revolt on this issue. Nolan is known for controlling a lot of patronage jobs locally and on the state level (Saratoga County is major bedroom community for Albany) so it will be interesting to see how this plays out.

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