Anti-gay-marriage reverend says Cuomo would have been ‘the kiss of death’ | Capital New York


How do you spell toxic? Rev. Jason McGuire spells it C-U-O-M-O.

As three Republicans state senators who voted for same-sex marriage battled for their political survival yesterday, Rev. Jason McGuire said he was thinking about one person whose name wasn’t on the ballot: Democratic governor Andrew Cuomo.

“I was praying, I was praying, I was praying he was going to come in,” said McGuire, who argued that Cuomo’s support would have cost those candidates in a Republican primary. “I mean, it would have been the kiss of death. He wisely said he’s no assistance to these Republicans, and chose to stay out.”

(A Republican working on one of those contested races used the same phrasing, saying he didn’t want Cuomo to embrace his candidate before the primary.)

Read more – Anti-gay-marriage reverend says Cuomo would have been ‘the kiss of death’ | Capital New York.

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A former state legislator turned NY Post editorial board member, thought-leader, public affairs consultant and commentator, columnist and blogger. Michael has appeared on Al Jazeera America Tonight, NY1/Inside City Hall, FoxNews.com LIVE, YNN/Capital Tonight, The Brian Lehrer Show, The Fred Dicker Show, The Capitol Press Room, and The Daily Show. His op-eds have appeared in the NY Post, City and State, The Legislative Gazette, Bronx Times, The Troy Record, Buffalo News, and the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. To schedule speaking engagements, email MBenjamin9@optimum.net.
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