Out-of-town money funds mailer warning voters about out-of-town money
Some Ward 5 residents today found a message in their mailbox from council candidate Delano Hunter: "Thousands of dollars from homosexual activists outside Ward 5 are attacking Delano Hunter because he supports our right to vote on whether the District legalizes 'gay marriage,'" reads the mailer, which illustrates a river of cash flowing from "New York City" and "San Francisco" into the ward.
Hmm. If there's "thousands of dollars" from New York City and San Francisco, it's not flowing into the bank account of incumbent Harry Thomas Jr., who last year voted to legalize gay marriage.
Campaign finance records show that there have been no contributions from San Francisco deposited into the Thomas coffers. He has accepted $2,150 from individuals and groups from New York City, but there's no evidence of the gay agenda -- $500 came from pharma giant Pfizer, another $500 came from the Service Employees International Union, and $500 from midwifery advocate Ruth Lubic.
By the way, this message was brought to you by the National Organization for Marriage -- a national lobby group that takes money from lots of folks from, well, outside Ward 5.
Thanks to Flickr user evoque for sharing her image of the mailer.
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