Our president Brian Brown spoke with the Buffalo News about Mark Grisanti and NOM's plans to unseat him in November:
"...Alesi’s decision was claimed as a victory by opponents of same-sex marriage, including one national group that has promised to throw a whopping $50,000 – or more – behind the campaign of one of Grisanti’s rivals in November, Swanick.
The National Organization for Marriage, a Washington, D.C.-based group that is working to defend traditional definitions of marriage, said that Alesi’s departure without running again was just as effective for the group as its efforts in primary season to defeat other Republicans who voted yes on same-sex marriage in 2011.
“We’ve defeated Republican after Republican who voted for gay marriage, and we will defeat Mark Grisanti,” said Brian S. Brown, president of the group.
Brown said the Swanick candidacy is one of some 20 to 30 races around the United States that the national group is putting its money behind in the November elections.
“Mark Grisanti is a liar and a fraud. He turned his back on his pledge. He cannot be trusted,” said Brown. “We’ll do everything in our power to get the word out about Mark Grisanti.”"