Cuomo Fundraises Off Marriage Equality Cred

Today the New York Times highlights New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D) success at raising money from the LGBT community after championing marriage equality this past year. In September, two gay donors in New York City helped Cuomo raise $400,000 in one evening, and he received a $60,000 contribution from the Empire State Pride Agenda in May. This weekend he’ll be attending a glitzy fundraiser in Los Angeles hosted by a gay couple that should also prove quite lucrative. Interestingly, the National Organization for Marriage’s Brian Brown doesn’t object to Cuomo’s fundraising “because the governor has made his stance clear” on marriage equality, though NOM is still campaigning heavily against four Republican state senators for doing exactly the same.