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Pro-Lesbian Super PAC Launches $50,000 Matching Challenge for Senate Candidate Tammy Baldwin

LPAC, the pro-lesbian Super PAC which launched last month has announced its first big move, a $50,000 matching donation challenge to benefit Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin.

BaldwinWrites the group:

She is a champion of women’s rights, LGBT equality, and fights for poor and middle class Americans. And, she is under attack from anti-women, anti-choice, and anti-equality forces.

That’s why we, the LPAC Advisory Board, are offering up a $50,000 match challenge to you all, our Team LPAC supporters. Why? Because this race is hugely important to all of us.

Today Tammy’s opponents, four anti-gay, anti-choice men, are duking it out in the Republican primary to see who can be the most extreme. Tomorrow morning, Tammy will have a challenger, who will be able to spend 100% of his energy attacking her. Secret groups funded by the Koch brothers, the US Chamber of Commerce, and Karl Rove have already spent millions of dollars attacking Tammy. Because she stands up for women. Because she believes in economic justice. Because she’s a lesbian.
And she’s still standing strong. Polls are showing that she is in a dead heat against all her potential far-right opponents. Not only would Tammy’s win be a win for lesbians, for women, but for all fair, equality-minded Americans. This is must-hold seat for the pro-women Senate Democrats to keep control. In Washington, D.C., in state legislatures, and through ballot initiatives across the country, women’s rights are being taken away every day. Tammy’s voice and votes in the Senate will be instrumental in stopping this onslaught of attacks against women.

ThompsonChris Johnson at the Washington Blade writes about the four candidates vying to face Baldwin in today's primary:

The four main contenders — former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson, hedge fund manager Eric Hovde, former congressman Mark Neumann and Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald — have almost uniformly adopted anti-LGBT positions, including support for a U.S. constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage throughout the country.

The exception is Thompson, who stopped short of backing a Federal Marriage Amendment, but said he supports the Defense of Marriage Act. Thompson also said he opposes workplace discrimination, but hasn’t announced support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

The latest polls give the lead to Hovde, a relative newcomer to the race who’s spent millions of his own money. According to a Public Policy Poll published Friday, Hovde leads with 27 percent support, followed by Thompson at 25, Neumann at 24 and Fitzgerald at 15.

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  1. In this group's statement, I counted the word "women" 7 times, but the word "gay" only once.....and saw not a single reference to gay men. In fact, the whole statement just reeks of anti-maleness.

    Typical of lesbians. Always all about women and feminism....and to hell with gay men (and men in general), except to the extent that we incidentally benefit from whatever legislation benefits lesbians, too.

    So who cares whether she loses or not (as I am sure she will)? I certainly don't.

    Posted by: Rick | Aug 14, 2012 1:09:48 PM

  2. And before you liberal leftist extreme fem-worshipping diva wannabes come on here to point out that my criticism of "anti-maleness" is hypocritical because I'm notoriously anti-woman, take the time to remember that my penis is smaller than the average woman's clitoris and thus my rage is justified.

    You have no idea what it's like to be a man with a penis that is so small that a lesbian would be considered a more satisfying Top than me.

    Posted by: Rick | Aug 14, 2012 1:13:46 PM

  3. ***spits lunch all over keyboard***

    Posted by: Chitown Kev | Aug 14, 2012 1:40:29 PM

  4. Fake Rick is fantastic. Real Rick is a waste of space/air/humanity.

    Posted by: MateoM | Aug 14, 2012 3:09:20 PM

  5. Anyone who reads the posts on this site rerularly knows that Rick is pond scum. He is the Little Kiwi of the right. Both are pond scum.

    Posted by: andrew | Aug 14, 2012 9:26:05 PM

  6. I hope that Congresswoman Baldwin wins, but I must admit that $50,000.00 sounds like chump change in modern American politics.

    Posted by: andrew | Aug 14, 2012 9:38:21 PM

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