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Tom Cruise and his Scientology buddies must be upset this morning. They’ve lost their political supporter in New York City.

Disgraced state senator Hiram Monserrate lost a special election yesterday to Queens Assemblyman Jose Peralta.

Monserrate was kicked out of the State Senate after being convicted on misdemeanor charges for slashing his girlfriend’s face with a glass.

As a city councilman in 2007, Monserrate drew criticism for creating an L. Ron Hubbard Day in honor of the science-fiction writer who invented Scientology. Despite the New York City Fire Department’s objections, the corpulent loser supported Tom Cruise’s “detox” plan for firemen who’d been in the World Trade Center disaster. He appeared with Cruise at a 2007 fundraiser.

Monserrate went so far as to say he’d actually tried the Scientology “purification” and that it worked for him.

In December 2008 Monserrate was charged with slashing with his girlfriend’s face with a glass. The following October he was convicted of a misdemeanor for recklessness.He tried to keep his seat in the state senate, but the mission proved impossible.

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