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Republicans Say Gay Marriage Could Be Fundraising Gem

by Ryan Dixon
Saturday Mar 30, 2013

The National Republican Senatorial Committee has nearly $10 million in debt and not even half of that amount in their bank account, according to their latest filings in January. But Republican fundraisers think that changing attitude toward same-sex marriage in their party could lead to new money well their party has never tapped into before.

Several Republican fundraisers told Politico that thanks to Senator Rob Portman's switch to supporting gay marriage, they now see a way to unlock big money in states like New York and Florida. California republican strategist Aaron McLear told Politico that "Republicans' intolerance to marriage equality has been detrimental to winning."

"Big donors understand that they don't want to invest in campaigns focused on a losing issue," McLear said. "I think certainly the fiscal issues for Republicans are much more marketable."

American Unity PAC is a super political action committee aimed at helping Republicans who support more inclusive measures. Jeff Cook-McCormac, a senior adviser to American Unity PAC, believes his organization will be a game changer in 2014.

"As more and more true conservatives come out in support of the freedom to marry, it gives us a lot more opportunity to play a role and make a difference in races," Cook-McCormac said.

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  • Oh Jed said:, 2013-03-31 05:57:43


  • WayGay, 2013-03-31 12:59:45

    Republicans are such assholes. Such whores. They will do anything for money. Personally I hope none of them change their positions on anything and have the population abandon them until they are non existent.

  • Wayne M., 2013-04-02 17:33:23

    If any politician or political party is supporting marriage equality and hoping for a reward of funds at fundraising events, he, she or it is missing the point. Support marriage equality for same sex couples because it is right, and the morally responsible choice, not because it is going to help raise funds for your other political objectives.

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