Skip to comments.Bloomberg gives maximum (donations) to NY Republicans who voted for gay marriage
Posted on 07/14/2011 2:03:17 PM PDT by NYer
The four New York Republican state senators who voted to legalize same-sex marriage in the state are now raking in major campaign donations.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave the maximum amount possible — $10,300 — to the re-election campaigns of Sens. James Alesi, Mark Grisanti, Roy McDonald and Stephen Saland after the June vote.
The four senators provided the margin for victory in a close 33-29 vote in the Republican-led Senate.
New York Conservative Party leader Michael Long said after the vote that each had lost the partys ballot line for re-election. The senators may also face primary challenges.
Grisanti, a freshman senator from Buffalo, may have a back-up plan. After several members of his party criticized him for the vote, Grisanti told reporters in Albany, “I’m not saying I will rule it out about switching parties.
In a statement to The Daily Caller in late June, Grisanti Chief of Staff Doug Curella said, We have never really thought about running on the Democratic line in 2012, it’s a year in a half away, we are interested in the policy, not the politics of government.” (Bloomberg to officiate one of New Yorks first gay weddings)
The Albany Times-Union reports that Grisanti raised $153,469.19 in the second quarter, making him the eighth biggest Senate fundraiser. The Buffalo News reports that approximately $50,000 came from same-sex marriage advocates, including a $10,000 donation from activist Tim Gill.
Who is responsible for allowing Bloomberg to run on the Republican ticket? Who??!!
is bloomberg a gay ? he looks fruity.
Are the four freaks (and the democRats) who voted for it a bunch of sodomizers? They certainly seem to like buggery.
Bloomberg is positively giddy as schoolgirl over the prospect of gay marriage in NY.
Heard of selling the soul to the devil but Bloomberg will sufice in supplies of the greens. RINO’s are Rats just the same. Judas onward all you creeps and may you be rewarded in kind.
Gays have the money,we have the voters.
Anyone in NY have the b*lls to press bribery charges against the lot of them?
It’s all about money, like Rush says, follow the money.
In a just world, these guys would be thrown out, for the simple reason they dissed their base for cash. That makes them slime, IMHO.