Reckoning With a New Force
NPR says there's a group that's having a newfound impact on state-level politics: the gays. Specifically, the rich gays: A new force is emerging in ...
NPR says there's a group that's having a newfound impact on state-level politics: the gays. Specifically, the rich gays:
A new force is emerging in American politics: wealthy, gay political donors who target state-level races. Last year, they funneled millions of dollars into dozens of carefully selected campaigns. Their goal: to elect gay-friendly governors and state lawmakers.
The NPR piece focuses on Washington State, where wealthy donors like Tim Gill, a gay software mogul from Denver, have helped influence state policy:
[Gill] and his network of deep-pocketed friends targeted some 70 state-level races in more than a dozen states -- including Washington state....
This focus on state politics makes sense strategically. Consider what has happened in Washington state with Democrats in control of both the House and Senate. In the last two years, lawmakers have passed a gay nondiscrimination law and domestic partnership legislation.
We invite you to discuss and comment on this article using social media.
Sessions Sets Narrow Definition of and Financial Consequences for 'Sanctuary Cities'5 hours ago
U.S. Supreme Court Rules Racial, But Not Partisan, Gerrymandering Unconstitutional6 hours ago
Gerrymandering Ruling Already Being Felt in Texas6 hours ago
Mississippi Lawmaker Calls for Lynching Leaders Who Let Confederate Statues Come Down in New Orleans7 hours ago
Election of California Democrats' Leader Exposes Party's Divide7 hours ago
Amid Protests, a City Council OKs Arizona's First Company-Run Jail8 hours ago