Withers: Monserrate loses in special election
At least for now Hiram Monserrate  is on permanent leave from Albany. The disgraced politician was easily beaten in tonight’s 13th State Senate District special election . With 35 percent of the vote counted, he pulled in 34 percent while Senator elect Jose R. Peralta garnered 60. Republican challenger Robert Beltrani was third with six percent.
We’ve covered the whole Monserrate mess, from the misdemeanor assault conviction of his former girlfriend to his tacit support of anti-gay fliers, so I’ll repeat nothing tonight. It’s good to know this guy is gone from doing the people’s business.
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