Roy McDonald en GOP state senator who voted for gay marriage drops out of race <p>The Republican state senator who lost a primary after voting for gay marriage is dropping out of the race. Senator Roy McDonald says he will not campaign on the Independence Party line in the general election and will instead back his former primary opponent.&nbsp; Fri, 28 Sep 2012 13:40:56 +0000 Karen DeWitt 26730 at Cuomo endorses candidate across party lines <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo has crossed party lines and offered a political endorsement to Republican state Senator Roy McDonald, who lost a primary this month after voting to support same sex marriage in 2011.</p><p> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 15:15:53 +0000 Karen DeWitt 26670 at