NYTimes Blog on "Leading Social Conservative Group" NOM's New Ron Paul Ad in Iowa


Jeremy Peters of the New York Times The Caucus blog on our new ad now airing in Iowa:

The National Organization for Marriage, a leading social conservative group that is opposed to giving same-sex couples the right to marry, is striking out at Representative Ron Paul with a new television advertisement, a move intended to blunt the Texas congressman’s rise in the polls a few days before the Iowa caucuses.

... Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage, said it was important for conservative Iowans to know where Mr. Paul stood on the issue before it was too late. “There’s five days left,” he said. “This is the critical period. This is a very unique election. People are still making up their minds in Iowa, and that’s why it’s important we do this now.”

In a New York Times/CBS News poll earlier this month, 38 percent of likely Republican Iowa caucusgoers said they felt same-sex unions should have no legal recognition. Only 22 percent said the right to marry should be extended to same-sex couples.

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