Diaz to Fight Back NY: "You Are Making Me Stronger"
July 28th, 2010
Sen. Ruben Diaz had some pretty strong words for Fight Back NY the PAC that is targeting legislators who voted against legalizing same-sex marriage this year. They started a campaign today asking “What’s in Ruben’s Closet?”
“Sen. Ruben Diaz has spent the last few years showing that he will stop at nothing to attack and insult LGBT New Yorkers,” begins the release from Fight Back. “When we asked you to vote on which senators you wanted us to send packin’, Diaz topped the list. We heard you. Now Fight Back New York is gearing up to build the case against New York’s most notoriously anti-gay state senator.”
Fight Back plans to hire “expert political researchers” to dig up dirt on Diaz.
But Diaz says he welcomes the groups involvement in the race:
“The people of my district are very smart people they aren’t going to change senators from one who brings them housing and resources for a person who is just going to bring them gay marriage. It’s stupid– what they doing is making me stronger and i love it. They make me stronger, they should keep on doing it.”
Unlike controversial Bronx Sen. Pedro Espada, Diaz has the support of Democrats despite the fact that he hasn’t exactly been reliable in providing his vote when they need it. His Democratic opponent Charlie Ramos will try to take advantage of Diaz’s reputation as not being a team player when they face off† in the September primary.By David King on July 28, 2010, 2:30 pm
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