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Skelos Booed at Conservative Gala for Allowing SSM Vote

 

The Conservative Party is no fan of NY GOP Senate Leader Dean Skelos, who allowed a vote to redefine marriage when he did not have to:

Two different sources who attended the state Conservative Party’s 50th anniversary gala in New York City last night emailed to say that Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos was booed by members of the crowd when he was introduced from the dais.

One source estimated between 30 percent and 40 percent of the audience participated in the booing.

He suggested rank-and-file conservatives are still smarting from the fact that Skelos allowed the same-sex marriage bill to the floor for a vote last summer, where it passed, thanks to the “yes” votes of four members of his majority conference.

Those votes cost the members – Sens. Mark Grisanti, Steve Saland, Jim Alesi and Roy McDonald – the Conservative Party’s cross-endorsement.

One of the four, Alesi, has opted not to seek re-election this fall, thanks to a lack of support from both fellow Republicans and Conseravtives in his Rochester-area district...

... The remaining three are all facing primary challenges from more conservative Republicans. -- Capital Tonight