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Via the Federal Election Commission, a contribution right before the election:

11/04/2012 15 : 13

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To be used to report all contributions (including loans) of $1000 or more, received within 20 days of the election.


Family Research Council Action PAC 801 G St NW Washington DC 20001-3729 Transaction ID : 21104.C11133 11/03/2012 [$]1000.00


[emphasis added]

From the Southern Poverty Law Center:

Family Research Council

Founded: 1983

Location: Washington, D.C.

Ideology: Anti-Gay

The Family Research Council (FRC) bills itself as “the leading voice for the family in our nation’s halls of power,” but its real specialty is defaming gays and lesbians. The FRC often makes false claims about the LGBT community based on discredited research and junk science. The intention is to denigrate LGBT people in its battles against same-sex marriage, hate crimes laws, anti-bullying programs and the repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.

To make the case that the LGBT community is a threat to American society, the FRC employs a number of “policy experts” whose “research” has allowed the FRC to be extremely active politically in shaping public debate. Its research fellows and leaders often testify before Congress and appear in the mainstream media. It also works at the grassroots level, conducting outreach to pastors in an effort to “transform the culture….”

And the money in 2012? (via Open Secrets):

Family Research Council Contributions to Federal Candidates


Total to Democrats: $0

Total to Republicans: $85,000

Adams, Sandy (R-FL) $1,000

Bachmann, Michele (R-MN) $6,000

Benishek, Dan (R-MI) $2,500

Black, Diane (R-TN) $1,000

Buerkle, Ann Marie (R-NY) $2,500

Chabot, Steve (R-OH) $1,000

Crawford, Rick (R-AR) $1,000

Duffy, Sean P (R-WI) $1,000

Duncan, Jeff (R-SC) $1,000

Faught, George E (R-OK) $1,000

Fortenberry, Jeff (R-NE) $3,000

Gardner, Cory (R-CO) $1,000

Graves, Tom (R-GA) $1,000

Griffith, Morgan (R-VA) $1,000

Guinta, Frank (R-NH) $1,000

Harris, Andy (R-MD) $1,000

Hartzler, Vicky (R-MO) $5,000

Hasner, Adam (R-FL) $2,500

Heck, Joe (R-NV) $1,000

Herrera Beutler, Jaime (R-WA) $1,000

Huey, Craig (R-CA) $2,000

Huizenga, Bill (R-MI) $2,000

Kelly, Jesse (R-AZ) $5,000

King, Steven A (R-IA) $10,000

Labrador, Raul (R-ID) $1,000

Landry, Jeff (R-LA) $1,000

Latham, Tom (R-IA) $1,000

Long, Billy (R-MO) $1,000

Lungren, Dan (R-CA) $1,000

Manzullo, Don (R-IL) $2,000

McIntosh, David M (R-IN) $1,000

Meadows, Mark R (R-NC) $5,000

Mercer, Gabriela Saucedo (R-AZ) $1,000

Mulvaney, Mick (R-SC) $1,000

Palazzo, Steven (R-MS) $1,000

Quayle, Ben (R-AZ) $1,000

Rigell, Scott (R-VA) $1,000

Roskam, Peter (R-IL) $1,000

Schweikert, David (R-AZ) $1,000

Scott, Tim (R-SC) $1,000

Southerland, Steve (R-FL) $1,000

Stutzman, Marlin (R-IN) $1,000

Tipton, Scott (R-CO) $1,000

Walberg, Tim (R-MI) $1,000

Walsh, Joe (R-IL) $1,000

Webster, Daniel (R-FL) $1,000

Wimmer, Carl (R-UT) $2,500

Young, Todd (R-IN) $1,000


Total to Democrats: $0

Total to Republicans: $21,000

Akin, Todd (R-MO) $5,000

Berg, Rick (R-ND) $1,000

Cruz, Ted (R-TX) $7,500

Mandel, Josh (R-OH) $2,500

Mourdock, Richard E (R-IN) $2,500

Neumann, Mark W (R-WI) $2,500

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Aside from Michele Bachmann (r) and Steven King (r), Vicky Hartzler (r) is the favored recipient of money in the House from the right wingnut Family Research Council.

Gee, that’s quite a list of republican Senate losers. We could probably count Akin (r) and Mourdock (r) as a twofer.

A press release from the Family Research Council concerning news in Missouri this past August, via Reuters:

* Reuters is not responsible for the content in this press release.

Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:49pm EDT

FRC Action PAC Calls Attacks on Todd Akin ‘Gotcha Politics’

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 20, 2012 PRNewswire-USNewswire — FRC Action PAC President Connie Mackey released the following statement today regarding Rep. Todd Akin’s (R-Missouri) recent statements about abortion:

“This is another case of ‘gotcha politics’ against a conservative leader. Todd Akin has a long and distinguished record of defending women, children and families. He has fought against forcing taxpayers to subsidize abortion giant Planned Parenthood, which is the bedrock of Claire McCaskill’s base of support. When speaking about the issue of rape, let’s not forget the cover-up of statutory rape by Planned Parenthood, which to my knowledge has not been addressed by Senator McCaskill.

“Throughout his twelve years in Congress, Todd Akin has supported legislation that honors all human life. He has opposed the commodification of women in contrast to his opponent, Claire McCaskill, who has a long record of promoting the abortion industry while ignoring how abortion harms women. We know Todd Akin, and FRC Action PAC enthusiastically endorses his candidacy,” Mackey concluded.

FRC Action PAC is the political action committee connected to FRC Action, a 501(c)(4) membership organization. FRC Action is the legislative advocacy arm of the Family Research Council, a 501(c)(3) organization.

Paid for by Family Research Council Action PAC (www.frcactionpac.org) and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.

The company we keep.


Are teh gay really so icky, Vicky? (March 24, 2011)

Representative Vicky Hartzler (r) on DADT: it’s all about the plumbing (April 1, 2011)

Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): teh gay are so icky (June 5, 2011)

Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): Oops, who let those gay people into my town hall? (June 30, 2011)

Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): frankly, it’s all about wedge issues (November 22, 2011)

Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): one issue, and one issue only (January 23, 2012)

Vicky Hartzler’s 10 Gay Marriage Analogies (August 23, 2012)