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/