NOM, Others, Investing Resources to Oust Wiggins in Iowa

Out-of-state money is flowing into Iowa in an attempt to oust Iowa Supreme Court Justice David Wiggins for his 2009 vote in a ruling that legalized same-sex marriage.

Among the big spenders are the National Organization for Marriage, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit that has worked to defeat same-sex marriage proposals, and a political action committee founded by former Pennsylvania GOP Sen. Rick Santorum.

“I think there (are) a lot of organizations ... who see the threat of judicial activism as really having a negative impact on the family,” said Bob Vander Plaats, president and CEO of The Family Leader, one of the organizations opposing Wiggins' retention.

... The National Organization for Marriage, for instance, spent more than $635,000 two years ago. This year, reports indicate the group has spent about $140,000, most of it on television ads advocating Wiggins' ouster."


  1. Duncan
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Permalink

    almost $900,000 that could help Sandy victims, feed families, but noooooooo

    NOM needs to 'buy' elections to oust legitimately appointed justices.

    And Dear Leader Maggie complains about outsiders in the state campaigns.

    The hypocrisy is just amazing....

    Christians, indeed.

    Jesus is weeping over the hate and lies from your side....weeping.

  2. Zack
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 2:29 pm | Permalink


    Obama has raised over 1 billion dollars to fund his campaign this election cycle and he's trailing Romney in all the major polls and in most swing states. Instead of trying to destroy the "evil rich guy", why doesn't he use some of that billion to help the storm victims?

    Your post wreaks of desperation and spite.

  3. Daughter of Eve
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Permalink

    Duncan, can you make a complete argument for SSM which applies neither a single reference to gay identity or a single reference to your anti-Christ bigotry? And can you do it without resorting to an ad hominem attack?