A national organization emerging as a driving force in the effort to block same-sex marriage around the country is the single-largest contributor to the group trying to pass the Minnesota marriage amendment.
The National Organization for Marriage has poured $1.65 million into Minnesota for Marriage, and nearly all of that came this month, new campaign finance records show. The group gave another $225,000 on Wednesday.
Minnesota for Marriage's press release:
Today, Minnesota For Marriage released its latest campaign finance report outlining that the committee has raised $3.6 million for the period January 1, 2012 through October 22, 2012. Since the October 22nd cutoff date for this report, Minnesota For Marriage has reported additional contributions of over $660,000. The number of contributors grew dramatically as well with thousands of new donors.
“We are delighted that our 2012 donor contributions more than doubled since our last report,” continued Helmberger. “The surge in the number of contributors and contributions has allowed us to step up our TV, billboard, and radio ads that focus on what happens to individuals, small businesses, churches – and especially children – when same-sex marriage has been imposed elsewhere.”