An upcoming Republican State Senate primary may have repercussions for one of the four Republican state senators who voted in favor of same-sex “marriage” last year.
Saratoga County Clerk Kathleen Marchione (R-Halfmoon), a Republican, is running for State Senate in New York’s 43rd Senate District. Marchione is challenging Republican Sen. Roy McDonald(R-Wilton), who joined Republican Sens. Stephen Saland (R-Poughkeepsie), James Alesi (R-Perinton) and Mark Grisanti (R-Buffalo) in voting to legalize same-sex “marriage” on June 24, 2011. The recently-redrawn 43rd District now includes eastern Saratoga County, the Washington County towns of Easton and Cambridge, all of Rensselaer County except the City of Rensselaer and most of the City of Troy, and all of Columbia County.
... Stephen P. Hayford of The Association of Politically Active Christians (APAC) added, “GOP voters in the 43rd District have not forgotten Sen. McDonald’s same-sex ‘marriage’ flip-flop, nor have they forgotten the crass and graceless manner in which he announced it.”
“If Kathy Marchione works with Christians and conservatives to build the type of grassroots movement that Doug Hoffman built in 2009, Sen. McDonald could well lose the Republican line and lose his seat altogether,” Rev. McGuire concluded.