September 20, 2017
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Gay marriage campaign spending reports due

AUGUSTA, Maine — Reports showing how much the campaigns for and against repealing Maine’s gay marriage law are collecting and spending are due in Augusta.

Tuesday is the last day political action committees can file with state campaign regulators. The campaigns are trying to persuade voters through TV ads and other media in advance of the Nov. 3 people’s veto referendum. Maine’s gay marriage law was passed by lawmakers and signed by Gov. John Baldacci in May.

As of the last quarterly filing deadline, gay marriage opponents had a funding edge.

Stand for Marriage Maine had raised more than $343,689, with $160,000 from the National Organization for Marriage. NO on 1 Protect Maine Equality had raised $143,290.

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