Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Brian Brown vs. Houston campaign financial disclosure

National Organization for Marriage's latest missive comes from their president Brian Brown. Taking credit for the defeat of Houston's proposition 1 (Houston Equal Rights Ordinance):
It's also a tremendous victory for NOM in our battle against the HRC and groups that are bent on imposing same-sex 'marriage' …

And they lost — big time!

NOM was a major financial contributor to the Campaign for Houston, the grassroots group that spearheaded the referendum, and we worked hard to organize our supporters all over the country to contribute directly to the campaign, and to get out to vote against the ordinance.

I might argue that NOM was required to form a committee since their contributions would be bundled from individuals. They didn't do that.

Aside from the fact that Mr. Brown needs to be clued in that same-sex marriage is the law of the land, I have gone through the two reports that the Campaign for Houston filed.
There are some interesting contributions for sure but none from NOM. Now it is possible that they donated money after October 24 but major contributors are usually in early, possibly making additional donations in the final week.

The most annoying contribution, by the way, was $10,000 from Mac Haik Ford. Apparently they don't give a rat's ass if anyone who is LGBTA buys a fucking car from them. This week I'll be doing some research on the major contributors.

It is worth noting that this was not a bunch of small donors. A surprising percentage of donations were $5,000 to $100,000.  There just weren't many donors at all and very few out-of-state. I see $10 from VA, $25 from New York, $250 from Andrew L. Schlafly in NJ. The rest is local money. NOM's claim about organizing their supporters nationwide to donate directly is just more BS.

I will update this post when the final reports are filed.

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