David Weprin's support for gay marriage
has NOM pouring money into Bob Turner's campaign as the men vie for
Anthony D. Weiner's seat.
Democratic New York Assemblyman Weprin
voted in favor of making New York the sixth state to legalize gay
marriage. Groups opposed to the legislation vowed to work against
the campaigns of lawmakers who supported its passage.
The National Organization for Marriage
(NOM) on Wednesday said it would spend $75,000 to help elect
Republican Bob Turner in the upcoming September 13 special election
to replace former New York Rep. Weiner, who resigned in June as a
result of a sexting scandal.
According to The
New York Times, NOM has already spent $45,000 on the race,
and plans to spend an additional $30,000.
“David Weprin made a terrible mistake
when he voted for same-sex marriage,” NOM President Brian Brown
told the paper, “and I think his community is going to hold him
Also on Wednesday, Assemblyman Dov
Hikind, an opponent of gay marriage and a Democrat, endorsed Turner.
At least one poll shows the candidates
42%-42% dead heat.
targets pro-gay marriage GOP candidates in New York.)