FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 21, 2012
Contact: Anath Hartmann or Elizabeth Ray (703-683-5004)
"This election marks the second consecutive one where a supporter of same-sex marriage was defeated. Mark Grisanti, Roy McDonald and James Alesi will be next."—Brian Brown, NOM president—
Washington, D.C. — The National Organization for Marriage today congratulated attorney David Storobin on his likely win last night in the New York state Senate special election for the 27th District seat.
"One thing is certain—supporting same-sex marriage is a loser," NOM President Brian Brown said today, referring to Councilman Lew Fidler's support for redefining traditional marriage. "This election marks the second consecutive one where a supporter of same-sex marriage was defeated. We have avenged Carl Kruger's despicable vote for same-sex marriage. Mark Grisanti, Roy McDonald and James Alesi will be next."
In a historic partnership, NOM teamed with the Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn in support of Storobin. The organization spent more than $25,000 on independent expenditures and ads, which ran in major Orthodox Jewish publications in the area, an automated call within the district from Rabbi Eliyahu Brog of Mirrer Yeshiva and a direct-mail piece.
Brown expressed particular appreciation to Joseph Hayon, president of the Brooklyn Tea Party, for Hayon's outstanding grassroots leadership during Storobin's campaign.
To schedule an interview with Brian Brown, President of the National Organization for Marriage, please contact Elizabeth Ray (x130), [email protected], or Anath Hartmann, [email protected], at 703-683-5004.
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