A Democrat, pro-SSM challenger emerges in NY's 41st Senate District:
Hudson Valley Democrat Terry Gipson says the National Organization for Marriage's efforts to unseat longtime incumbent Republican Sen. Stephen Saland will not play a role in his campaign to win in the 41st Senate District next year.
Saland, R-Poughkeepsie, is among seven state lawmakers who have been targeted by the group, which claims it will spend $2 million to oust Senators "betrayed voters" by voting in favor of same-sex marriage legislation.
... Thirty-two years. Do you want to give him two more?" asked Gipson. "It's not humanly possible to be in office that long and stay in touch. You get comfortable." --Legislative Gazette