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Financial Statements Filed for Maine’s Question 1

Jim Burroway

October 13th, 2009

Today was a filing deadline for Maine’s campaign financial statements. Protect Maine Equality has announced that they have collected $2.7 million to defeat Question 1. Thanks to everyone who donated.

Despite the special collections in Catholic parishes throughout the state, the “Yes” side represented by Stand for Marriage Maine has raised only $1.1 million. They’re not happy. You can count on the campaign getting uglier with more national anti-gay groups putting their muscle into their fundraising efforts.

These numbers are as of Oct 1, so they are already two weeks old.  And while there was a significant funding disparity, the p0lling data shows Maine voters to be evenly split. Question 1 can still very easily go against us. This is not time to be complacent.

Donate today, and don’t wait until tomorrow. Most campaigns lock in their final spending plans based on what they have by mid-October. As a practical matter, it becomes increasingly difficult to spend whatever money they collect after mid-October because of the lead time needed to develop new messages, shoot commercials, buy airtime, and purchase other campaign materials for the election. That’s why money today is more important to Protect Maine EQuality than money next week or two weeks from now. So please, donate today.



October 13th, 2009 | LINK

Jim, I just sent them my donation of $50. Thanks for posting the link.

Lindoro Almaviva
October 13th, 2009 | LINK

How trustworthy are the numbers coming from the anti-gay guys? Could they be misrepresenting their numbers so they do not have to disclose donations?

October 14th, 2009 | LINK

So what is the value of the outreach services performed by RCC and other organizations gratis? What is the value of the Bishop of Portland’s lies about gays and marriage being reported throughout the media as God’s immutable truth?

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