The State of Hate. So far the a whopping $709,000 have been spent on the fight against equality, against gay marriage in Minnesota. They sure don’t like gay people having equal rights there, or at least some of them don’t.
Findings by the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board show that the National Organization for Marriage spent $709,000 on radio and television ads during the gubernatorial campaign in 2010. Those ads targeted DFLer Mark Dayton and Independence Party candidate Tom Horner for their support for marriage equality and lent support for the campaign of Republican Tom Emmer who supported a constitutional amendment barring same-sex marriage.
The ads, paid for by the New Jersey-based NOM were created by the California-based Schubert Flint Public Affairs.
The ads were the subject of a campaign finance complaint that was dismissed Wednesday by the public disclosure board. The decision by the board provides some insight into the ad campaigns and how much was spent.