Talk of Primary Opponents for Pro-SSM Sen. Roy McDonald (NY-43)



While earlier this month freshman GOP 198th District Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin suggested he wouldn’t primary Sen. Roy McDonald over the senator’s vote for same sex marriage, McLaughlin seems to be easing off that stance a bit, noting that he’s heard from several conservative Republicans who would like to see him run.

He stressed that his priority remains his Assembly work but added “I wouldn’t say it hasn’t crossed my mind,” as he’s gotten calls from members of the both the Republican and Conservative parties in Rensselaer and Saratoga counties where the bulk of McDonald’s 43rd Senate District lies.

“I’ve heard there is some unrest. And that’s probably why I’m getting the amount of phone calls and e mails I’ve been getting.” -- Albany Times-Union Capitol Confidential blog