An ad against Republican New York Senator Mark Grisanti. (Buzzfeed)

Anti-gay ad in NY attacks GOP supporter of gay marriage

"How far will a politician go to get in your pant$?"

Jillian Rayfield
September 11, 2012 6:02PM (UTC)

An ad sent out via email targets Republican state Sen. Mark Grisanti for his vote in support of passing marriage equality in New York. "For his Gay Marriage vote," the ad says, "Mark Grisanti received over $750,000," the ad says. "Sometimes they're political whore$."

Grisanti, who is running for re-election in the Buffalo area, was one of the key Republican votes when the state passed its gay marriage law last year.


The ad says it was paid for by the Committee to Save the Erie County Republican Party, which does not appear to exist on the Internet. It asks, "How far will a politician go to get in your pant$?" and features graphic stills taken from gay porn company Corbin Fisher, Buzzfeed reports. The ad also says: "Make sure your son says, "Thank you, Mark Grisanti."

Though the ad is designed to look like a mailer, according to Politico there have not yet been reports from Grisanti's constituents that they've received it in the mail.




Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at

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2012 Elections Gay Marriage Mark Grisanti New York Same-sex Marriage

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