I’ve been reading a lot of articles about how the marriage campaign succeeded in New York. Two of the best were the recap by Michael Barbaro in the New York Times and Paul Schindler’s interview with Governor Cuomo.
A lot of focus is on the four GOP Senators who finally voted yes. But, the victory probably wouldn’t have happened if the Democratic caucus didn’t deliver 29 of its 30 votes.
In December of 2009, the vote was 24 – 38 against the marriage bill. During the 2010 cycle, two anti-marriage Democrats, Hiram Monserrate from Queens and William Stachowski from Buffalo, lost their seats to pro-marriage Dems, thanks, in part to the work of Fight Back NY.
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