Skip to comments.Prop. 8 opponents take lead in money race
Posted on 10/25/2008 1:27:31 PM PDT by SmithL
A tsunami of new money has poured into the campaign to defeat Proposition 8, as Hollywood celebrities, deep-pocketed donors and thousands of people from across the country wrote checks to block the proposed ban on same-sex marriage in California.
"If they keep raising money at this rate and our supporters don't respond, (Prop. 8 opponents) will blow past us in money raised," said Chip White, a spokesman for the Prop. 8 campaign. "They will beat us in paid advertising and beat us on election day."
Between Oct. 1 and Oct. 18, the closing date for the latest state financial report, opponents of the same-sex marriage ban raised more than $12 million, compared with $2.5 million for Prop. 8 backers. Both sides had about $7 million in the bank for the final push to the Nov. 4 election, which is plenty of money for strong TV ad campaigns.
"The last few weeks (of fundraising) have been absolutely incredible and there's no sign of it letting up," said Steve Smith, campaign consultant for the "No on Prop. 8" effort. "We're really feeling good about the way the campaign is looking right now."
By Oct. 18, the campaigns had raised a combined $56 million, nearly evenly split between the two sides. In the week since, Prop. 8 opponents have collected an additional $3.6 million, compared with $800,000 for foes of same-sex marriage.
The battle over Prop. 8 already has become the most expensive social-issue election in the history of the country, said Bob Stern, president of the Center for Governmental Studies in Los Angeles.
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Many people have sons and daughters that are gay...so what? That does not mean that gay marriage should be allowed. Get rid of this once and for all and pass Prop 8. California I heard on the news, has everything that straights have. They can go to the hospital, get death bennies, and pretty much everything else. Enough of this!!!!
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
I am going to donate to “Yes on 8” again. We have got to get this Proposition passed to protect the institution of marriage. The homosexual groups are already planning to indoctrinate our young school children should homosexual marriage be allowed. This is a critical issue to protect our vulnerable young ones. Please donate whatever you can: http://www.protectmarriage.com/
Where is Mary Strauss’s husband, her gay son’s father?
Maybe she turned him gay, too.