Tammy Baldwin meeting with voters in July.
LPAC, the first ever lesbian political action committee, announced its launch earlier this summer, but hadn’t yet announced any donations or specified a slate of candidates it would support. Today it did both, but not without a message about the kind of candidate it wouldn’t be supporting. A press release read,
In the wake of Republican Missouri Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin’s horrendous and clearly factually incorrect comments that victims of ‘legitimate rape’ don’t get pregnant because ‘the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down’ and the continuous anti-gay, anti-woman actions of many candidates and elected officials this election cycle, there isn’t a more critical time to elect candidates who are loud, proud voices for our values.
LPAC also announced a $112,000 donation in support of Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, who if elected would be the first openly gay US Senator (she currently trails her Republican opponent Tommy Thompson in the polls). The PAC also announced it would be supporting Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Donna Edwards of Maryland, among others.
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