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'Fight Back NY' PAC Launches: First Look at Fliers Targeting State Senator Hiram Monserrate

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Fight Back NY, the new political action committee started by gay advocate Tim Gill and others that plans to aggressively target New York state senators who voted against the recent marriage equality bill, has officially launched.

The group also has a Facebook page.

Jeremy Peters wrote about it in a NYT piece published last night. As Peters noted, the group's first target is state senator Hiram Monserrate, and Towleroad can show you four of the fliers going out to voters in Monserrate's district as the first wave against him.

Check them out, AFTER THE JUMP...

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New PAC to Aggressively Target Anti-Gay NY State Senators

Tim Gill and some other well-funded advocates have funded a political action committee, Fight Back New York, that plans to aggressively remove New York State senators who have opposed marriage equality, the NYT reports.

Monserrate The first target is Hiram Monseratte (perhaps a little easier target than some others, given his felony conviction):

"The committee will start going after Mr. Monserrate, who was convicted of assaulting his female companion in a confrontation that left her requiring more than 20 stitches, by mailing fliers this week to voters in his district. The flier shows still frames of a surveillance video that shows him dragging his companion, Karla Giraldo, through the hallway of his apartment building in Jackson Heights, Queens. He was acquitted of a felony assault charge by a judge, who convicted him of misdemeanor assault...In the three weeks that remain before the election, Fight Back New York expects to send out at least five different fliers, upwards of 100,000 pieces of mail."

Fight Back New York's website is scheduled to go live tomorrow.

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