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Public Advocate Pro-family Victory: New York Senator Who Backed Gay Unions Won't Run

The New York Times reports: "James S. Alesi, one of four Republican state senators in New York who voted in favor of same-sex marriage last year, said Wednesday night that he would not seek re-election because he did not want to go through a difficult primary campaign and put Republican control of the State Senate at risk in November.

Senator Alesi, 64, who has represented the Rochester area in the Legislature since 1992, had struggled in recent weeks to win support from important Republican committees in his district. He was expected to face a primary challenge from Assemblyman Sean T. Hanna. "

Public Advocate mails postcards and makes robocalls to voters to publicize votes recorded in the respective state legislative sessions around the country. This would have been a targeted state race so we congratulate Senator Alesi on his sound conclusion it would have been "difficult."