Thursday, May 23, 2013
LPAC, which describes itself as "the lesbian super PAC," announced today that it is endorsing the Maine campaign for gay marriage.
"We are excited about the prospects of winning marriage at the ballot box for the first time in 2012," said LPAC Chairwoman Sarah Schmidt in a prepared statement. "Mainers United for Marriage and their coalition partners in Maine have done an incredible job changing hearts and minds about marriage over the last two and a half years, and we believe we will make history this November."
The campaign notes that it has had 155,000 one-on-one conversations with Maine voters since the 2009 vote to repeal a gay marriage law passed by lawmakers and signed by Gov. John Baldacci.
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