I forget the exact tally, but it went something like 2 Dems and 4 Pubs that switched votes.
Among the 2 Dems, 1 was Weprin who ran to replace Anthony Weiner NY CD 9 and lost to Bob Turner, because conservative Jews did the right thing and kicked his sorry butt out of office. Don’t know about the other Dem.
Amon the 4 Pubs, one (near the NJ/PA/NY tri-state area) was issued a beat-down so severe he is not even running. The other 3 are Grisanti (Buffalo), and the two guys I am vexed with here:
- Sell-out Steve Saland, who was/is my Senator prior to redistricting (41st District); and
- RINO Roy McDonald who will become my Senator if I don’t help Kathy Marchione defeat him (43rd District).
Saland is a joke: Many years ago when he was a state assemblyman (where the GOP is a minority), he was a supporter, if not co-sponsor, of legislation for term limits. He was then elected to the state senate (the GOP is the majority), where he has been a do-nothing brown nosing RINO since 1990. In other words, he supported term limit legislation when he knew the proposal would never pass, but has been stone silent on the issue since moving to the state senate where he is in the majority and could actually do something to enact term limits.
He also crushes his balls on the proverbial fence on abortion: He's personally against it, but can't legally stop it, and that apparently gives him a license to hand out taxpayer dollars to PP.
He's also corrupt in that his law firm just so happens to provide legal services in one form or another to many of the GOP controlled municipalities in his district. I'm not saying that he is personally taking a bribe, rather, with a wink and a nod, the governing bodies of these municipalities know that if they want state funds for pet projects, they need to hire Saland's law firm to provide legal services to the municipality, planning board, and/or planning board etc. The laughable part is that he is constantly telling us about the need for ethics reform in the state capital, when a truly ethical person doesn't need laws to tell him or her that it is wrong to use a public position for private gain.
What a jerk.