Despite a recommendation from Maine Ethics Commission staff that there was not enough evidence to warrant an investigation into fundraising by the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), the five member panel has voted 3-2 in favor of launching an investigation, the Press Herald reports:
"Fred Karger of Californians Against Hate filed a complaint with the
commission saying the group should be required to disclose the names of
donors. In response, Brian Brown, executive director of NOM, said they
have not raised money specifically for Maine and therefore are not
required to report individual donors.The investigation is expected to take several weeks and will likely not be completed before the Nov. 3 election."