Tue, 11 Sep 2012 18:10:53 GMT — Mayor Stephanie A. Miner is calling on New York Republican leaders to join her in condemning a web flier sent by the Committee to Save the Erie County Republican Party. The mailers attack Buffalo-area Republican Senator Mark Grisanti who, according to the Huffington Post and Politico, voted in favor of legalizing gay marriage. The flier accuses Grisanti of switching his vote and voting to legalize gay marriage in exchange for money. The mailer, seen here , depicts two men in suggestive poses. Next to the picture is text that says: "How far will a politician go to get in your pant$? For his Gay Marriage vote, Mark Grisanti received over $750,000." "This mailer represents the most abhorrent and hateful attack that has no place in political discourse in New York state politics," said Mayor Miner in a statement.
Grisanti's vote helped the state pass same sex marriage. According to USA Today, the bill passed "thanks to crucial support from four GOP senators who joined all but one Democrat in voting yes."
The bill narrowly passed with a vote of 33-29.
Lawyer Kevin Stocker, Grisanti's opponent, has called the flier disgusting.
(Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.)