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Sun May 6, 2012, 02:25 PM

2. Benjamin Ginsberg supports same-sex marriage


There is nothing wrong with that... But talk about ironic.

[bRepublican money for same-sex marriage]

Politico ^ | 10/31/10 | Ben Smith
Posted on Wed Sep 01 2010 09:39:01 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time) by BitterKlingon

Ken Mehlman's fundraiser for same-sex marriage will be, among other things, a gathering of some of the most high-profile -- and deep-pocketed -- backers of gay marriage on the right. The names of Bill Weld, Christie Todd Whitman, Steve Schmidt, and Mary Cheney's didn't surprise me. Other names did a bit: Bush aides Mark and Nicolle Wallace are on there, as is top GOP lawyer Ben Ginsberg.

Most notably, Mehlman's fundraiser extends the reach of same-sex marriage backers to the very top Republican donor pile: The private equity titan Henry Kravis (who's also Mehlman's boss at KKR) is among the hosts. And the event is at the home of Paul Singer, the hedge fund tycoon recently profiled in the Times as the embodiment of Wall Street's support for Republicans. Also, former RNC Finance Chairman Lew Eisenberg.

Politics sometimes follows the money, and there's a path here -- if Mehlman, in particular, chooses to cultivate it -- for pro-same-sex marriage Republicans to raise a huge pile of money.

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