The Maine campaign working to defeat Question 1, which would legalize gay marriage, raised nearly $1 million in October.

The October figure of $950,000 brings Protect Marriage Maine total for the campaign to $1.4 million, according to campaign finance reports compiled by the Kennebec Journal.

The PAC reported two major donors: The National Organization for Marriage, which gave $800,000, and the Knights of Columbus, which gave $100,000.

Seven groups are raising and spending money against passage of Question 1, including Maine 4 Marriage, which reported raising $14,070, and Maine Marriage PAC, which raised $10,435. Some of those groups in turn gave the money raised to Protect Marriage.

Proponents of the measure reported raising $963,700 for the period which ended October 23. Mainers United for Marriage has raised $4.3 million.

Some of the 12 groups working in support of Question 1 include Freedom to Marry Maine PAC, which raised $122,804, and Catholics for Marriage Equality, which reported raising $2,210 in October. 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.