“… He acknowledged his vote in favor of the SAFE Act, Cuomo’s strict gun-control law, could have been a factor this year, especially with his district now encompassing more suburban territory. But he said he will continue to make the case that his vote for the bill resulted only from his efforts to strip it of some of its more “obtrusive measures.” …”
Now that he’s lost major party backing is he going to get the hint and away? No.
“… Grisanti said Tuesday he will wage an active campaign on the Independence line for the 60th District seat this fall following his defeat last week in the Republican primary. Grisanti’s campaign looms as a decidedly underdog effort, since victories for such a major office on a minor-party line are rare … “Since last Tuesday, I’ve had a lot of emails and texts from people who say they want the opportunity to vote for me in November,” Grisanti said …”