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NOM Boosts CA GOP Candidate Carly Fiorina with $1 Million Campaign

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The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) is funding a conservative Latino group to the tune of $1 million, in order to keep marriage equality from Californians by supporting the Senate campaign of Carly Fiorina and her anti-gay platform.

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According to a media advisory from the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles, the National Organization for Marriage is involved in a $1 million independent expenditure campaign to support Carly Fiorina for Senate, a candidate they point out opposes marriage equality. Today, the Human Rights Campaign - the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization - called on NOM, which has a long history of trying to hide political contributions, to disclose how much they're contributing to this effort. As the LA Times points out in reporting on the new campaign, "finding out where the money comes from - if and when it actually does come - is virtually impossible."

"Like a broken record, NOM is again involved in a campaign with an anti-LGBT message yet the public has no idea how deep they're reaching into their coffers," said Fred Sainz, HRC's vice president of communications. "Apparently they have some gas money left from their sham summer tour to once again flood the airwaves with lies about same-sex couples who only seek the same rights as everyone else."

NOM has a history of trying to evade long-established public disclosure laws and to hide their political activities from legitimate scrutiny and accountability. In doing so, they have falsely alleged that their donors have been harassed and intimidated across the country to justify why it shouldn't have to play by the same rules as everyone else. These tactics have prompted a state ethics investigation in Maine and recent court defeats across the country.

Added Sainz: "While the stated intent of this independent expenditure is to support Carly Fiorina, clearly NOM wants to poison the well around the marriage debate in California. With polls showing movement towards equality for all families, they see the writing on the wall and will stop at nothing to turn the clock backwards."

The Courage Campaign also sent out an alert:

"Amidst its anti-gay bus tour across 23 eastern and midwestern cities, the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) has joined a $1 million independent expenditure campaign called 'Tus Valores' -- or 'Your Values' -- to support Sarah Palin endorsed California Senate Candidate Carly Fiorina. 'In NOM, Carly Fiorina has aligned herself with a fringe group that relies on lies and fear to advocate discrimination and second-class citizenship for millions of loving American families,' said Courage Campaign Chairman and Founder Rick Jacobs. 'Bigotry is not a family value and it has no place in the United States Senate.' In addition to NOM, the 'Your Values' campaign for Carly Fiorina is being funded by the anti-choice Susan B. Anthony List. 'As a failed CEO who killed thousands of California jobs, Carly Fiorina knows she can't run on her record,' Jacobs added. 'The 'Your Values' independent expenditure campaign is an extremist-backed sham steeped in undermining families and limiting the freedoms of millions of Americans. By failing to condemn such a cynical ploy, Carly Fiorina is reminding voters just how out of touch she is with the values of California.'"

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  1. HRC? They still exist? After years of producing nothing I thought they went the way of Fotomat and Betamax. Wait, is HRC a new retro thing? Cause why the fuck would NOM care what HRC asks as HRC has never successfully accomplished anything. Except good branding.

    Posted by: Rebel | Jul 29, 2010 10:56:07 AM


  2. Is it just me or does Carly Fiorina look like the love-child of Eva Peron and Imogene Coca?

    Posted by: Christopher | Jul 29, 2010 11:41:09 AM


  3. If a political candidate is accepting NOM donations, its the kiss of death for me.

    Posted by: Matt Munson | Jul 29, 2010 11:48:04 AM


  4. Carly's lookalike here:

    http://bit.ly/cbIdQd

    Posted by: Andy Hofler | Jul 29, 2010 12:42:53 PM


  5. She's the one who got caught on camera making fun of Barbara Boxer's hair! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cTk3XIrZ3w

    Posted by: Dusty | Jul 29, 2010 12:48:15 PM


  6. Will someone just throw some water on the bitch so she can melt away?

    Posted by: Fix It Again Tony | Jul 29, 2010 1:39:19 PM


  7. $1 million?! Shees, that's a lot of close-minded, bigoted people out there.

    Or one big, very rich institution.

    Posted by: latebrosus | Jul 29, 2010 1:47:33 PM


  8. Crap. "Closed-minded."

    I hate it when I look stupid like Sarah Palin.

    Posted by: latebrosus | Jul 29, 2010 1:48:37 PM


  9. @Late... no, Sarah Palin would be "Clothes-minded."

    Posted by: Fix It Again Tony | Jul 29, 2010 2:39:50 PM


  10. Yeah, NOM can't get more than maybe twenty people to show up at their rallies, but they have amazing amounts of supposedly donated cash to throw around at various elections.

    Nothing suspicious there, nope, nosiree.

    Posted by: bobbyjoe | Jul 29, 2010 2:55:43 PM


  11. I hope she defeats Boxer. Gay rights must be pushed back so gay people can quietly have sex in public places.

    Posted by: DireFates | Jul 29, 2010 3:41:43 PM


  12. Let's not forget all the hard work that gay presidential candidate Fred Karger has done to get NOM investigated!

    Posted by: Kevvie | Jul 29, 2010 9:59:51 PM


  13. Good insight Bobby Joe.

    The twenty people who show up would have to donate $50K each.

    And during a recession....

    Posted by: mark | Jul 30, 2010 1:31:37 PM


  14. Homophobic bitch stole my name.

    Posted by: Carly | Aug 10, 2010 1:06:40 PM


  15. The Republicans are so funny, when the economy is good you say let’s all celebrate “Cinco de Mayo, my brothers” but when the economy is down “it’s all your fault, you damn immigrant”. When most Americans (with Latin America roots) go to the polls this November we will remember that the GOP has gone on a nationwide rant in proposing and passing several anti-immigration legislation (that our US Courts continue to strike down) and have continue to blame the immigrant for the flat economy or worse. We will remember who stands with us and who stands against us, so trying to stop it now is somewhat funny, but go ahead, you will not change our minds. Plus the more radical of the GOP are now attacking our Constitution and our Bill of Rights, in a misguided attempt to garner some much needed votes, they really are fools, and leading the GOP towards obscurity because they are no longer a party of ideas, just of empty suits. Your hate made you do it, in November; you will reap what you have sown. I wonder what Abraham Lincoln would say about todays GOP, he unlike the current GOP was a man of ideas.

    Posted by: Benito | Aug 27, 2010 4:15:01 PM


  16. The Republicans are so funny, when the economy is good you say let’s all celebrate “Cinco de Mayo, my brothers” but when the economy is down “it’s all your fault, you damn immigrant”. When most Americans (with Latin America roots) go to the polls this November we will remember that the GOP has gone on a nationwide rant in proposing and passing several anti-immigration legislation (that our US Courts continue to strike down) and have continue to blame the immigrant for the flat economy or worse. We will remember who stands with us and who stands against us, so trying to stop it now is somewhat funny, but go ahead, you will not change our minds. Plus the more radical of the GOP are now attacking our Constitution and our Bill of Rights, in a misguided attempt to garner some much needed votes, they really are fools, and leading the GOP towards obscurity because they are no longer a party of ideas, just of empty suits. Your hate made you do it, in November; you will reap what you have sown. I wonder what Abraham Lincoln would say about todays GOP, he unlike the current GOP was a man of ideas.

    Posted by: Benito | Aug 27, 2010 4:22:48 PM


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