Maine's Equality Movement Brings In Big Bucks: $963,700 In October
According the Maine Sentinel, Mainers United For Marriage's latest FEC filings, reported last night, total $963,700 in funds raised for the month of October, $50,000 of which came from former GOP strategist Ken Mehlman. This brings their grand total up to $4.3 million.
Main rival Protect Marriage Maine did not meet last night's filing deadline, while the other opponents, Maine 4 Marriage and Maine Marriage PAC, raised $14,070 and $10,435, respectively.
A breakdown of some of the funds:
In the reports filed Friday, the Human Rights Campaign Maine Families PAC donated $30,000 to Mainers United; Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders made a $25,000 contribution to Mainers United; Catholics for Marriage Equality reported raising $2,210; and Freedom to Marry Maine PAC reported raising $122,804, of which Ken Mehlman, former chairman of the Republican National Committee, contributed $50,000.
Now that the election is a little over the week away, the Sentinel says Mainers United for Marriage plans "switching [tactics] from persuasion to get-out-the-vote efforts, including phone banks, mailers and contacts with the few remaining undecided voters".