D.C.-based groups bombarded state high court races with ads

By Alan Suderman and Ben Wieder

Nearly $12 million spent by super PACs and nonprofits in 2012-13 state supreme court races.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Human Rights Campaign":

"… o $115,000 spent by another non-disclosing nonprofit, the gay-rights group Human Rights Campaign.  Spokesman Fred Sainz says his group was determined to counter the c …"

Gay rights lobby courts lawmakers with cash

By Michael Beckel

Human Rights Campaign lobbies Congress, donates to lawmakers, as it makes case for marriage equality.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Human Rights Campaign":

"… nts this week in two cases concerning gay rights, advocacy powerhouse Human Rights Campaign has been rallying its base by word — and by dollar. "This is our moment …"

"… s been rallying its base by word — and by dollar. "This is our moment," Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin wrote Sunday in an email to supporters. "Tuesday is …"

"… f this journey yet." According to the Center for Responsive Politics, the Human Rights Campaign spent $1.37 million on federal lobbying last year — more than …"

"… e than any other group focused on LGBT issues. The Washington, D.C.-based Human Rights Campaign, which is the largest advocacy group focused on the rights of lesbian …"

Barbara Boxer — Senate Environment and Public Works Committee

By Kristen Lombardi

Since becoming the first female chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee in 2007, California Democrat Barbara Boxer has fo

Excerpts from this story referencing "Barbara Boxer":

"… Senate Environment and Public Works Committee in 2007, California Democrat Barbara Boxer has focused on combating climate change — calling on former Vice Preside …"

DOMA supporters still have friends in Washington

By Michael Beckel

Conservative groups that supported DOMA have courted lawmakers with campaign cash.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Human Rights Campaign":

"… same-sex couples to polygamy and bestiality. By contrast, the PAC of the Human Rights Campaign, which advocates for the rights of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgend …"

"… 2012 election cycle, mostly to Democrats. Ahead of the 2012 election, the Human Rights Campaign also donated $100,000 to Women Vote!, the super PAC of EMILY’s List, whi …"

"… support abortion rights. After the Supreme Court’s ruling this morning, Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin praised federal recognition of married lesbian and …"