Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

The Nation

Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

The Nation

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CAMPAIGN

Pink and green

In the world of campaign financing, $40,000 is pocket change. But for Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign, that amount is significant because of its source: the Log Cabin Republicans. Members of the gay GOP group made the contributions to the Arizona senator's campaign after McCain's campaign manager, Rick Davis, addressed them via a satellite hookup simultaneously in seven cities on December 14. Despite his support for "don't ask, don't tell" and his opposition to gay marriage, McCain has been the favored Log Cabin candidate ever since he met with the group in November and supported their inclusion in the patty. By contrast, Texas governor George W. Bush, the presumed GOP presidential front-runner, has said he sees no reason to meet with Log Cabin members.

POLITICS

What now, Ammmiano?

Tom Ammiano's San Francisco mayoral bid may have fallen short, but the spirit of his insurgent campaign lives on. Though he lost by nearly 20 percentage points in the December 14 runoff, Ammiano, who would have become the nation's first openly gay mayor of a major city, ran one of the nation's most successful write-in campaigns.

"I'm not going away," Ammiano told The Advocate shortly after losing to incumbent mayor Willie Brown. "There is still a lot to accomplish in San Francisco for the gay community and other communities, and I'm going to lead the battle as an independent voice. …

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