NOM Claims Maine Anti-Equality Fundraising Momentum Based On Its Own Contribution

The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) has been the main funder of Maine’s anti-marriage equality ballot efforts. And while it has yet to disclose its donors, NOM is proudly promoting the large sums of money flowing to Protect Marriage Maine — from NOM.

In a post titled “Maine Opponents of Question 1 (Gay Marriage) Raise Almost $1M in Final Weeks,” on NOM Blog Tuesday, NOM highlighted a Morning Sentinel story about amount Protect Marriage Maine, the main group opposing Question 1:

We’re closing the gap in Maine!

The Morning Sentinel:

Opponents of same-sex marriage raised nearly $950,000 in October, a major push toward the end of the campaign as voters get ready to head to the polls Nov. 6.

But, the article continues to note, “The bulk of the money came from the National Organization for Marriage, which donated $800,000, and the Knights of Columbus, which chipped in $100,000, according to a campaign finance report filed with the state just before midnight Friday.”

NOM claims momentum based solely on its own contribution accounting for more than 84 percent of the October fundraising. Polls continue to show marriage equality likely to win next Tuesday.