Wednesday, November 01, 2006

But will he beat anyone up?

Steve King, the guy who tried to save John and Martha Mitchell's marriage during Watergate -- Martha said by roughing her up to keep her off the phone and away from reporters -- is now trying to save ours:
Conservative group gives $385,000 to support gay marriage ban

Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. - A group headed by the former chairman of the state Republican Party has given $385,000 to the campaign for a ban on gay marriage and civil unions, records show.

The money from Middleton-based Coalition for America's Families will help fund television advertisements meant to bolster conservative turnout on Nov. 7. A large Republican turnout also could effect the campaigns for governor and a key congressional seat in northeastern Wisconsin.

Coalition for America's Families has been running ads attacking Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle for more than one year. It made the donation to Vote Yes for Marriage on Oct. 26, according to records filed the next day with the state Elections Board.

Vote Yes for Marriage in turn has booked at least $266,000 in television advertisements in the Milwaukee and Green Bay markets to try to sway voters in favor of a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage.

The group released its first ad Monday. The spot depicts a future in which children are taught that gay marriage is appropriate.

"Marriage means a man and a woman," a narrator says. "Vote yes to keep it that way."

The amendment would add two sentences to the Wisconsin Constitution declaring that marriage is between one man and one woman and the state would not recognize similar relationships among unmarried individuals, such as civil unions.

Coalition for America's Families, headed by former GOP chairman Steve King, does not have to disclose its donors and can accept unlimited contributions. It attacked Doyle in a television ad last year for supporting domestic partner benefits for gay and lesbian state employees.
Isn't that sweet of him?


At 6:14 AM, Blogger goofticket said...

Was the money funneled from another GOP group?
Maybe All Children Matter, which funnels money through the Alliance for Choices in Education?....

Yes they do, in fact they are joining with other groups to shift money all over the place.
In January 2006, the coalition joined the Alliance for Choices in Education and the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce


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