MAINE: Brian Brown Finally Hands Over NOM Donors List, Only SIX Names Are On The List

NOM has finally handed over its donors list in Maine and as we all suspected, the hate group only has a handful of supporters. The Bangor Daily News reports:

Jonathan Wayne, executive director of the Maine Ethics Commission, said in a written statement Monday morning that the list had been filed at the commission’s website and that the organization has indicated it will not further fight the matter through the courts. “The investigation, commission decision and litigation have been a long haul, but they have had the effect of strengthening Maine’s campaign finance laws,” wrote Wayne. The National Organization for Marriage funnelled more than $2 million to a political action committee called Stand for Marriage Maine, which represented about 64 percent of the PAC’s spending on the referendum that repealed a same-sex marriage law enacted by the Legislature and Gov. John Baldacci. Same-sex marriage became law in Maine after voters endorsed it through another referendum in 2012. The donor list includes a mix of in- and out-of-state donors who gave NOM between $50,000 and $750,000 in individual donations. The largest donor was Sean Fieler of New York City, who is the president of Chiaroscuro Foundation and gave a total of $1.25 million. The only donor listed from Maine was Richard Kurtz of Cape Elizabeth, who gave $50,000. There are only six names on the list, plus about $5,300 of “unitemized contributions.”

Earlier this year NOM paid a record fine of $50K for its illegal activities in the 2009 campaign. (Tipped by JMG reader Scott)