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Maine's Equality Movement Brings In Big Bucks: $963,700 In October

Yeson1maineActivists and allies hoping to pass marriage equality in Maine raised massive amounts of dough in October, continuing their fundraising dominance over opponents.

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".

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  1. Filed with the Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices, not the FEC.

    Posted by: Tristan | Oct 27, 2012 3:52:32 PM


  2. So "Protect Marriage Maine" missed the reporting deadline. Which means by the time any action can be taken against them, the election will be over. This seems to be a NOM ploy. Just out-stall the courts, after all, what are they going to do to their org. They will just change their name and go on their merry way with their discrimination. I would hope that some legal action will be taken against the actual heads of these orgs.

    Posted by: JellyBean | Oct 28, 2012 10:00:40 AM


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