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Cubs co-owner and ISU grad help launch lesbian super PAC

Wed, 11 Jul 2012 05:38:49 CDT
By: AP

Several high-powered lesbians, including a Chicago Cubs co-owner, and an ISU graduate, are banding together to form a first-of-its-kind political action committee. L-PAC, as the independent expenditure super PAC has been christened, is being launched Wednesday with the goal of championing causes and candidates that appeal to lesbian voters. The group's goal for the 2012 election cycle is a modest $1 million. Its beneficiaries haven't been finalized, although likely recipients could be Wisconsin Representative Tammy Baldwin, who hopes to become the first openly lesbian member of the US Senate, along with campaigns working to defeat state bans on same-sex marriage. Among those spearheading the effort are Chicago Cubs co-owner Laura Ricketts. Glee star and ISU alum Jane Lynch, and Billie Jean King are also pledging support.

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