Hiram Monserrate was running for his old New York state senate seat. This video shows his girlfriend campaigning for him.
Nothing wrong with that, right?
Following the New York senate vote on same-sex marriage, Monserrate had to rush from Albany to Queens to be sentenced for assaulting her. He was removed from his Senate seat because of his conviction.
Monserrate lost the special election yesterday by 67 to 27 percent.
The new senator is José Peralta, a pro-marriage equality assemblyman. Monserrate was one of eight Democrats in the Senate that voted against marriage equality. The LGBT community has targeted the other seven in this fall’s election.