Skip to comments.State Sen. Jim Alesi[R]: Gay Marriage Vote Sunk Me
Posted on 05/10/2012 8:11:02 AM PDT by kevcol
One of the four state Senate Republicans who broke ranks to vote for New Yorks gay marriage bill last year will not seek reelection this fall.
Sen. James Alesi (R-Rochester) told the Daily News Wednesday night that he believes his vote in favor of the landmark gay marriage legislation would have severely hampered his chances in a GOP primary this year.
He said the vote which passed 33-29 due to the GOP defectors cost him the support of the leadership of the local Republican and Conservative parties. They are now backing his primary opponent.
Ive gotten a lot of support from Democrats and the gay community, but unfortunately they cant vote in a Republican primary, said Alesi, now in his eighth term.
Alesi was the first state Senate GOPer to commit publicly to supporting gay marriage.
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Not in New York but ...
Exactly... you sell your soul.. eventually you sell your seat in Congress. Unless, of course, you have a (D) after your name.
one down, three to go; plus the two from the Assembly!
I’ve reluctantly come to the conclusion that D’ don’t have souls to sell.
I would certainly hope so. Let him go swishing away.
oops , he dropped the soap
obama was forced by Clooney and the Hollywood types to say this because they withheld their money.
I’ve spoken to blacks and hIspanics since bozo said this and 99% of them have said they will not vote for him and most hIspanics have said they will vote for Romney if he gets Rubio or the Gov from NM but even if Romney does not get those two for his VP they said they will stay at home
“...unfortunately they cant vote in a Republican primary”
I guess the loser ran in the wrong primary.
So they'll vote for pro-gay-marriage Romney instead? Ok, I guess . . .
A lot of people don't seem to realize that Romney gave MA gay marriage. They get confused because he keeps saying "Marriage is between a man and a woman," and they apparently don't know to watch what he does, not what he says!
I had talked to my “season citizen” mother and she said that SHE WILL NOT vote for Obama.
Not surprised about what you have posted. Got to remember that a number of black and hispanics are also church going and very family oriented as well.
LOL! This guy is one hell of a strategerist!
He’ll run for something as a democrat. Or be appointed to some unelected position somewhere.
You should be in jail for taking bribes anyway along with Bloomberg.
i’ve just talked to my MIL up north and she said for the first time in her life she will not vote for obama or any Democrat due to this issue and forcing her religion to pay for contraception, abortion and she said now this was the final straw.
62% we passed marriage in FL and trust me people here are very angry over this.
Blacks, HIspanics and lets face it even many down in the south pat of the state who are older are fed up with obama now.
This only got Hollywood to cough up millions to his re-election and they would have voted for him anyway.
Many will look at jobs but for some this does come into play.
From those who have talked to BG thenhe has done a massive mistake andthe lies by the likes of Megyn Kelly, shep smith, NMC, MSNBC, CNN etc can keep going but millions are waking up to their lies.
If Obama does not win then he can thank the homosexuals and Hollywood for pushing him into this.
32 states have voted and all said no to their sham marriage
blacks and HIspanics, muslims, blue collar workers, backs, Catholics, Hindus etc who might have voted for hiim now will have second thoughts, hell even many older people are outraged over this.
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