Girlfriend slasher, and gay marriage opponent, Hiram Monserrate, who was expelled from the New York State Senate after being convicted of assault, was easily, easily, defeated yesterday by José R. Peralta in a special election in Queens for Monserrate’s former seat.
The victory wasn't unexpected, given that the Democrats and certain pro-LGBT groups in New York City worked overtime to support Peralta. And, with such support, Monserrate was forced to run as an Independent to try and get his seat back. Peralta effectively knocked Monserrate out by a 66-27% margin.
“Tonight we put an end to dysfunction,” Peralta announced after he'd won; “Our nightmare is over.”
Monserrate said, in his concession speech, “We fought a hard-fought fight. It’s a testament to our community that we pulled 4,000 votes. What we showed here is that there’s an alternative to politics as usual in Queens.”
Monserrate is the poster child for politics as usual. Say one thing, do another. And, of course, he didn't rule out another run for office in the future.
But for now, it's buh-bye Hiram, and don't let the door hit you in your lying ass on the way out.