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Target Still Backing Anti-Gay Politicians

Money kept flowing after CEO's apology

(Newser) - Target continued to donate to anti-gay politicians after its CEO apologized for doing so and promised to investigate the retailer's political donation policy, an investigation by The Awl finds. A few politicians who support gay equality also received relatively small donations, but October filings with the Federal Election Commission show... More »

9 Races Still Up in Air

Minnesota governor's race headed for recount

(Newser) - More than a week after America went to the polls, seven House races are still too close to call and two statewide elections are undecided. The results look certain to make the historic Republican win in the House even bigger, the Los Angeles Times notes, with Democratic candidates defending all... More »

MoveOn.Org Wants Boycott of Target

Group says retailer trying to 'buy elections'

(Newser) - has stepped up its efforts to start a national boycott of Target by running a TV ad against the retailer. It urges consumers to punish Target for its $150,000 donation to a conservative candidate for governor in Minnesota, reports the Huffington Post . "Target's refusal to acknowledge... More »

Sorry About That Donation: Target CEO

Gregg Steinhafel apologizes, but doesn't renounce donation

(Newser) - Responding to the boycott of his company , Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel apologized to employees for donating to political group MN Forward, which supports right-wing politician Tom Emmer. The intent “was to support economic growth and job creation,” he wrote , but the “decision affected many of you in... More » Boycott Target

Retailer's donation to anti-gay marriage candidate sparks controversy

(Newser) - has asked its members to boycott Target, in response to a $150,000 donation the retail giant gave to a PAC supporting ultra-conservative Minnesota gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer. The group tells Reuters it’s already gotten 200,000 members to sign up for the boycott. “Most Americans... More »

Minn. Gov. Candidate Wants to Nullify Federal Laws

Emmer embodies GOP's rightward shift

(Newser) - Meet Tom Emmer, the Republican candidate for Minnesota governor. Emmer, a state legislator, enjoys the backing of incumbent Tim Pawlenty but is philosophically far right of the current governor: Emmer is an avowed "Tenther" who believes the Tenth Amendment gives states the right to nullify federal laws, TPM reports.... More »

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