NY Sen. Ruben Diaz Wins Easily
Unsurprisingly, arch homophobe NY Sen. Reverend Ruben Diaz has coasted to any easy victory over novice pro-gay challenger Charlie Ramos, holding his seat with 82% of the vote. Diaz, who lead the eight Democrats who thwarted marriage equality last year, recently declared, "I am the church AND the state!" In 2008 Diaz organized the largest anti-gay rally in New York state history, busing over 10,000 Hispanic evangelicals into Manhattan to protest outside of Gov. David Paterson's office. Diaz will face little general election opposition in the heavily Democratic Bronx, so barring a major scandal (a dead girl or a live boy), we're stuck with the asshole.