Thursday, May 8, 2014

Three State Republican Incumbents Lose Seats

It's unusual for incumbents to lose their seats in a primary, but three Republican legislators managed it in Tuesday's primary. Sen. John Waterman lost largely due to his vote against the "right to work" bill in 2012. Reps.Rebecca Kubacki of Syracuse and Kathy Heuer of Huntington lost to more conservative candidates because they voted against inclusion of the "second sentence" of the same-sex marriage constitutional amendment that would have also banned any same-sex civil unions. Read about Waterman's loss here, and about Kubacki's and Heuer's here.