Maine Opponents of Question 1 (Gay Marriage) Raise Almost $1M in Final Weeks


We're closing the gap in Maine!

The Morning Sentinel:

Opponents of same-sex marriage raised nearly $950,000 in October, a major push toward the end of the campaign as voters get ready to head to the polls Nov. 6. 

The bulk of the money came from the National Organization for Marriage, which donated $800,000, and the Knights of Columbus, which chipped in $100,000, according to a campaign finance report filed with the state just before midnight Friday.

The influx of money brings the total for Protect Marriage Maine, the leading political action committee opposing gay marriage, to $1.4 million.

That compares to $4.3 million raised this year by Mainers United for Marriage, the primary group in support of Question 1, which brought in about $964,000 in the period from Oct. 1 to Oct. 23.

... In Maine, recent polls show support for gay marriage ranging from 52 percent to 57 percent. However, gay-marriage opponents have amped up television advertisements in recent days to try to chip away at that margin, which they believe to be below 50 percent support.

You can view the No on Question 1 Ads right here and also find out how you can help.

Paid for by National Organization for Marriage, 2029 K Street NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC, Brian Brown, President. Not authorized by any candidate, candidate's committee, or ballot issue committee.

Contributions or gifts to Minnesota for Marriage, Protect Marriage Maine, Maryland Marriage Alliance - No on 6, and Preserve Marriage Washington are not tax deductible.

MN - PAID ADVERTISEMENT: Prepared and paid for by the Minnesota for Marriage committee, 2355 Fairview Ave N, Box 301, Roseville, MN 55113, in support of the marriage protection amendment.

WA - Paid for by Preserve Marriage Washington, 16212 Bothell-Everett Highway, Ste. F, #276, Mill Creek, Washington 98012.

MD - Maryland Marriage Alliance - No on 6, Brian Duggan, Treasurer.


  1. Preserve Marriage
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 6:21 pm | Permalink

    Keep chipping!

    Where there's a will there's a way!

  2. Duncan
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

    Folks. This ludicrous.

    NOM is crowing that they are 'closing' the gap as $1.1 million has been raised.

    Wow!!!! NOM cut a check for $800,000 of that, with the Knights of Columbus International providing a further $100,000. So, that means you, the little folk, less than 30% of the total.

    Of course, NOM continues to flaunt the law, including the Maine Supreme Court, the US 1st District *AND* the United States Supreme Court (twice), by refusing to identify it's donors as *required* by Maine law.

    that's a real 'pat on the back'.

  3. Dan
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 8:13 pm | Permalink

    >>refusing to identify it's donors

    What's it to you? I mean, really, what would you do with that information anyway...unless, of course, you are hoping to harrass the donors. You and your camp aren't planning anything like that, are you?

  4. Duncan
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

    Dan, an informed electorate knows who is paying for ads, and the like.

    Um, Maine has rules. NOM flaunts the rules and refuses to play.

    I guess it's okay for you that both times NOM has appealed to the UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT, and has been refused certiori, that's a good thing for NOM?

    Somehow, NOM seems to think it can break the law(s) willy nilly around the country, and each time it gets caught it whines and cavails, and more often than not, loses its cases.

    How Christian.

    As to the rest of your question, no I really don't care.

    I do care about the LAW.

Comments are temporarily disabled. Please try back later.