Onorato Is Out

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82-year old State Senator George Onorato will not run for re-election this year. Onorato voted against marriage equality last year, and part of the reason for his stepping aside is equality advocates threatening to field a primary candidate against him.

That leaves 7 other Democratic State Senators who voted against equality last year.

Looks like there’s one candidate already thinking of running in his place — Assemblyman Michael Gianaris. He (rightly) says the Senate is the place that is screwing up life for New Yorkers:

“The Senate is where the battle has been joined in many ways… For better or worse, the fate of New York will be decided in there.”

Albany veteran George Onorato bows out, young foe Michael Gianaris steps in – Daily News