Des Moines Register: NOM Supporting Cindy Golding in Iowa Senate Election


NOM's involvement in the Iowa special senate election on November 8th is already drawing media attention:

The National Organization for Marriage is getting involved in Iowa’s special Senate election.

The group, which opposes same-sex marriage and was active in the effort last year to remove three state Supreme Court judges who ruled in favor of same-sex marriage in the state, will distribute mailers supporting Republican candidate Cindy Golding.

The Nov. 8 election in Cedar Rapids-area 18th Senate District will fill the vacancy created when incumbent Democratic Sen. Swati Dandekar resigned to accept a state appointment. If the seat goes Republican, it would deadlock the chamber at 25 Republicans and 25 Democrats, perhaps allowing Republicans to advance a constitutional amendment barring gay marriage.

The first mailer argues that the “future of marriage” hangs in the balance of the election and contrasts Golding as the “traditional marriage” candidate against Democratic opponent Liz Mathis, who “supports gay marriage.” -- Des Moines Register

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