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Rich Liberals Attempting to Overturn Elections and Referendums They Lose.... Meet Some of the donor(s) trying to get Republicans to support gay marriage

Rich Liberals Attempting to Overturn Elections and Referendums They Lose
Meet the wealthy donor(s) who are trying to get Republicans to support gay marriage

The liberal Washington Post reports:

A handful of wealthy donors will be facing off in a behind-the-scenes game of electoral checkers in the 2014 and 2016 elections, spending even more money on ad buys and outreach than in the first two post-Citizens United election cycles. There's no certainty that these donors will be successful given the mixed record super PACs and 501(c)4s had in 2012, but there's no doubt we'll be seeing their influence a lot more.

Paul Singer is "one of the foremost backers of LGBT (lesbian, gay rights, bi sexual, transgender) rights on the right. Since 2010, Singer has spent more than $10 million trying to get states to legalize gay marriage and get Republicans to join the battle."

Singer has given more than $10 million to these different state efforts.

He has given $375,000 to Americans for Workplace Opportunity to help push 48 House Republicans to support the Employment Non-Discrimination Act

Bryan Fischer at the American Family Association told Business Insider in 2012, "Here you have a super PAC that is working to chop the legs off the Republican Party platform."


NYT: Behind N.Y. Gay Marriage, an Unlikely Mix of Forces

from the New York Times

In the 35th-floor conference room of a Manhattan high-rise, two of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's most trusted advisers held a secret meeting a few weeks ago with a group of super-rich Republican donors.

..........the donors in the room - the billionaire Paul Singer, whose son is gay, joined by the hedge fund managers Cliff Asness and Daniel Loeb - had the influence and the money to insulate nervous senators from conservative backlash if they supported the marriage measure. And they were inclined to see the issue as one of personal freedom, consistent with their more libertarian views.

Within days, the wealthy Republicans sent back word: They were on board. Each of them cut six-figure checks to the lobbying campaign that eventually totaled more than $1 million.