Minnesotans United's first TV spot targets Catholic voters

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In Minnesota's battle over the marriage rights of same-sex couples, there's hardly been a group more venomously in favor of a constitutional ban than the Catholics. In fact, they started lobbying for this amendment long before Minnesota was even a state.

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    But the primary opponents of the amendment have still held out hope of pulling a few Catholic voters to their side before November. In its first TV spot, Minnesotans United for All Families recruits "John" and "Kim," a Catholic -- and Republican suburbanite, no less -- couple who opened their minds after a gay couple moved onto their block, and the neighborhood didn't burst into flames.

    "They had adopted a little son, and they were the most wonderful neighbors," says Kim. "It taught all of us, in our little suburban world."

    Minnesotans United is hoping to raise $58,359 by midnight Saturday to keep the ad on the air, says spokeswoman Kelly Schwinghammer in a statement.


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    Half million in order to send a rather obvious message... Reminds me of Bulworth.. It's hopeless you seeIf you're runnin for office with out no TVIf you don't get big money -- You get a defeatCorporations and broadcasters make you dead meatYou been taught in this country there's speech that is free But free don't get you no spots on TVIf you want to have senators not on the take Then give them free air time-- They won't have to fake!

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