Opponents of Referendum 74, which would
uphold Washington state's gay marriage law, are trailing far behind
supporters in terms of fundraising.
Fillings with the Public Disclosure
Commission show Washington United for Marriage, the group working to
approve the measure, raising $1.3 million over the past two weeks,
and Preserve Marriage Washington adding $481,000 to its coffers, The
Seattle Times reported.
The new figures bring Washington
United's total raised during the campaign to $11.9 million, while
Preserve Marriage trails with a total of $2.6 million, less than the
$4 million the campaign said it expected to raise.
Chip White, a spokesman for Preserve
the campaign had sufficient money to “get its message out.”
“Momentum is moving in our
direction,” he said, referring to a recent poll showing supporting
for the measure decreasing.
poll finds gay marriage in Washington losing support.)
Zach Silk, spokesperson for Washington
United, told the paper that his campaign's expectations were always
for a close race.
“We were never under the impression
that we were going to create a blowout win,” he said.