A Minnesota House Republican who voted
for gay marriage quadrupled the campaign cash he received in 2011.
Following the defeat of a proposed
constitutional amendment banning such unions in November, 2012,
lawmakers approved a same-sex marriage law which took effect in
Four Republicans joined all but 2
Democrats in the House in voting for the measure.
According to the Star
Tribune, which analyzed public campaign reports released
Saturday, Republican Rep. Pat Garofalo quadrupled what he raised in
“The House members whose 2013 votes
were contrary to most in their party or their districts brought in
double, triple or even quadruple the cash they raised in 2011,” the
“It's an incredibly strong statement
by people who supported the freedom to marry,” Richard Carlbom, a
spokesman for Minnesota United, the coalition in support of marriage
equality, told the paper.