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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 11:17 AM
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Anti-gay Senate candidate has two gay advisers (Martinez)

http://www.washingtonblade.com/2004/7-16/news/breaking/...

On a humid day in Tampa last month, John Dowless could be seen passing out cards at Landrys Seafood House to a group of about 40 of Floridas most conservative religious leaders, including members of Family First of Tampa and the Pinellas Crisis Pregnancy Center, an anti-abortion group.

Dowless arranged the lunch on behalf of Mel Martinez, the former housing secretary who is now one of eight Republican candidates trying to get his partys nomination for the U.S. Senate race this fall.

As Martinez railed against the threat of same-sex marriages to the traditional family, Dowless handed out cards to the religious leaders imploring them to pray for Mel Martinez and to get involved in his campaign.

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Ironically, at least two powerful men working for the Martinez campaign are gay.

One of them is John Dowless, the political consultant. The other is Kirk Fordham, who is employed as Martinezs finance director.
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this is a long article with info on Dowless and Fordham, etc.

Martinez's woman said:

Jennifer Coxe, a spokesperson for Mel Martinez, refused to comment on whether or not Martinez knows Fordham and Dowless are gay. She also declined to comment on how Martinez squares having close personal gay advisers while running anti-gay ads.
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 12:12 PM
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1. Never fails to amaze me....
...it'd be like blacks lining up with a pro-slavery candidate!
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Meldread Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 02:20 PM
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2. The idiots.
I'm gay and them working for the enemy is insulting to no end. It's like a Jew supporting Hitler. "Yes, Hitler, sir, throw me into a Concentration Camp and strip away my rights! I'm not Human!"
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