GOP Candidate Refuses To Accept Money from Companies That “Support Gay Rights”

Jim Burroway

August 9th, 2010

This is from Nevada tea-party favorite Sharron Angle, who is trying to unseat Sen. Harry Reid in the U.S. Senate:

Angle laid out this position in a candidate questionnaire that she filled out for the Washington-based Government is not God PAC.

In question 35A of the questionnaire, Angle was asked:

Would you refuse PAC money from those who are fundamentally opposed to your views on social issues?

Angle checked the Yes box. The questionnaire then asked:

In reference to question 35A, Intel Corporation supports “equal rights for gays” and offers benefits to “partners” of homosexual employees. Would you refuse funds from this corporate PAC?

Angle again checked the Yes box.

I wonder how she’s running a campaign while living up to that promise. After all, most of the largest corporations in America fit that definition of supporting “equal rights for gays,” including defense giants Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrup Grumman, and Raytheon. I wonder how many LGBT-friendly companies she has actually received contributions from?

Update: Steve Friess at The Daily Beast has delved into Angle’s financial disclosures. The results aren’t at all surprising.

Michael Fantauzzo

August 9th, 2010

we should go through her contributions and kindly inform her if they come from gay-friendly sources so she can give them back—then we’ll see how much money she has for misleading ads

Lindoro Almaviva

August 9th, 2010

And why isn’t a group doing just that?

Timothy Kincaid

August 9th, 2010

I guess we should assume she has no casino support. The casino lobby group was the organization that pushed the legislature to overturn the governor’s veto on domestic partnership laws.


August 10th, 2010

There is no affirmative way to police it. She may put on a show by returning 50k or 60k but in the end, Gay money is ubiquitous, neither she nor any candidate actually be elected without it, and in the end she will take it covertly under the Republican table.

BTW – She’s an idiot, and the campaign tries to keep her quiet, just like they did with Palin.

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