Sen. Alesi Pleads, Amidst Celebrities and Champagne, "There Has to be Room in the GOP for People Like Me"


In the New York morning roundup from City Hall and The Capitol:

Sen. James Alesi, the first Republican senator to support same-sex marriage, won't switch parties for next year's election. "There has to be room in the party for people like me," he said at the Human Rights Campaign's celebration last night full of politicians and celebrities. Supporters said after same-sex marriage passed, they went to the governor's mansion and drank champagne from real glasses, not paper cups. HRC's next target after their New York victory: Maryland.