The Maine campaign working for passage
of Question 1, which would legalize gay marriage, raised nearly $1
million in October.
The October figure of $963,700 brings
Mainers United for Marriage total for the campaign to $4.3 million,
according to campaign finance reports compiled by the Morning
The major group working against passage
of the measure, Protect Marriage Maine, had yet to file its latest
report as of Friday evening.
Twelve groups are raising and spending
money in support of Question 1. Some of those groups in turn gave
the money raised to Mainers United.
Catholics for Marriage Equality
reported raising $2,210 since October 1, while Freedom to Marry Maine
PAC raised $122,804. Ken Mehlman, the former chairman of the
Republican National Committee (RNC) who
in 2010 announced he's gay to advocate for marriage rights,
donated $50,000 to Freedom to Marry Maine PAC.
Seven groups are working against
passage of Question 1, including Maine 4 Marriage, which reported
raising $14,070, and Maine Marriage PAC, which raised $10,435.