New York State Senator Mark Grisanti's
decisive vote for a gay marriage law is the subject of a political
Grisanti, a Buffalo-area Republican,
has faced criticism from conservatives over his vote in favor of the
state's historic marriage equality legislation.
However, the new ad, which is being
circulated over e-mail, includes sexually provocative images from gay
porn studio Corbin Fisher.
Under a back and white image depicting
two young men having sex, a caption reads: “Make sure your Son
[sic] says, 'Thank you, Mark Grisanti.'”
And besides another photo plucked from
Corbin Fisher, the headlines: “How far will a politician go to get
in your pant$? For his Gay Marriage vote, Mark Grisanti received
over $75,000. Sometimes they're political whore$.”
reported that the mailer, which states that it was paid for by the
Committee to Save the Erie County Republican Party, is rumored to be
the handiwork of Matthew Ricchiazzi, who made an unsuccessful bid for
Buffalo mayor. However, Ricchiazzi has not commented on the mailer.
The mailer was first reported by
Grisanti faces a tough primary
challenge on Thursday.