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Thursday, November 09, 2006

What HRC Will Get From Bob Casey in Pennsylvania?

From the HRC Update:

And Congress promises to be much friendlier now that bigots like Rick Santorum are gone. With your help, we raised more than $375,000 for Santorum's opponent, Bob Casey, and spent an additional $200,000 to mobilize hundreds of volunteers to guarantee Santorum's defeat. It paid off.

Here is what Senator-Elect Casey had to say about us: "HRC got behind my campaign early and has been a tremendous help. The energy and commitment they put behind our campaign was extraordinary. I look forward to working with HRC's incredible staff and membership, especially to advance hate crimes legislation in the Senate."

HRC is getting back into the issues of hate crimes legislation - an issue that many gay libertarians oppose. Will Casey sign on to overturning Don't Ask, Don't Tell which is Government Sponsored discrimination in the military?

The Santorum defeat was all about defeating Santorum rather than electing Bob Casey. Casey dissed Stonewall Democrats when they had their convention in his state.

I wouldn't expect too much from Bob Casey except that he will show up to the glitzy HRC dinners.