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View Diary: NY Marriage Equality to go back to Senate TUESDAY (41 comments)

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  •  The Republican leader of the NY Senate (4+ / 0-)

    has stated that each Republican senator will be free to vote as they wish.  There will be no 'party stance' on this issue.

    Whether that will produce enought (or any) Republican votes remains to be seen.

    •  Good news. The bad news is (0+ / 0-)

      as much fun good popcorn fun as the NY-23 race was, it was bad for our cause. Malcolm Smith (previous Dem Majority Leader) said GOPers may be spooked. And it makes perfect sense. The may be afraid to go on the record supporting such a "liberal" position so close to a primary.

      They don't want Doug Hoffman challenging them from the right for their line on the ticket. It matters not that Doug doesn't live in their district, so long as he fights teh gay! (Kind of snark, I think their residency restrictions in NY, although I admit, I was surprised to find there weren't in the US House, apparently.)

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