New York State Sen. Roy McDonald, 1 of 4 Republican Senators that OK'd gay marriage, too close to call

  • metta

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    Sep 14, 2012 7:09 PM GMT



    New York State Sen. Roy McDonald, one of four senators who helped New York become the largest state to approve gay marriage, found himself in a Republican primary battle that was too close to call.

    http://www.fox23news.com/content/elect2012/story/McDonald-OKd-gay-marriage-too-close-to-call/8fl4MMAA1kiGPnkCp_H7bg.cspx?rss=39
  • metta

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    Sep 25, 2012 7:35 AM GMT
    GOP State Senator Who Supported Gay Marriage Claims Primary Victory

    "Republican State Senator Steve Saland, one of three key Republican senators who helped pass same sex marriage last year and faced re-election, is claiming victory in his tough primary challenge."

    "Saland is now the second Republican senator who supported same-sex marriage last year to fend off a primary challenge. Senator Mark Grisanti of Buffalo easily won his primary election on September 13 by 20 points.

    The other Republican facing a challenge over, in part, his vote on same-sex marriage hasn’t fared so well. Senator Roy McDonald of Saratoga trailed his opponent, Saratoga County Clerk Kathy Marchione, by 163 after Election Day. While the recount in the race for the Republican line in the 43rd Senate district is still being conducted, reports on its progress indicate a continued lead by Marchione."


    http://www.wnyc.org/articles/wnyc-news/2012/sep/24/gop-state-senator-who-supported-gay-marriage-claims-primary-victory/
  • metta

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    Sep 26, 2012 5:44 AM GMT
    NY state senator loses election after backing gay marriage

    "Senators Roy McDonald and Stephen Saland were among four New York Senate Republicans to cast key votes last year to make New York the most populous U.S. state to allow homosexual marriages. After a count of absentee ballots, McDonald was determined to have lost his race while Saland narrowly won in September 13 primary elections."


    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/25/us-usa-campaign-newyork-idUSBRE88O1HZ20120925