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NOM’s Brian Brown asks supporters to donate to politician but links donors to a fake campaign website

Brian Brown links his readers to this fake Kirk Jorgensen campaign donation page, which sits on Brown’s own ActRight website.

This is shady.  In a blog post on the National Organization for Marriage’s website and in email from NOM to its subscribers today, NOM president Brian Brown asks supporters to donate to the Congressional campaign of conservative Calif. Republican Kirk Jorgensen.  Jorgensen is challenging openly gay Republican Carl DeMaio in an upcoming primary.  From the blog post and email:

That’s why you and I need principled leaders like Kirk Jorgensen in Congress.

Please click here today to make a donation to support Kirk’s campaign.  [snip]

Will you stand with me today in supporting Kirk by making a generous donation to his campaign?

Except that when you click the links provided, they don’t take you to Jorgensen’s campaign donation page at all.  Instead, they take you to an ActRight page outfitted with a fake Jorgensen campaign logo (see screenshot above).  Only at the very bottom of the web page, in hard-to-read grey type, is there any mention that contributions made via this page go to ActRight, not to Kirk Jorgensen’s campaign.

Who’s behind ActRight?  Brian Brown is ActRight’s chairman and founder, according to the ActRight website and ActRight’s IRS filing.

Shady.  Very shady.

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NOM’s Brian Brown Asks Supporters to Donate to Politician but Links Donors to a Fake Campaign Website

Brian Brown links his readers to this fake Kirk Jorgensen campaign donation page, which sits on Brown’s own ActRight website.

This is shady.  In a blog post on the National Organization for Marriage’s website and in email from NOM to its subscribers today, NOM president Brian Brown asks supporters to donate to the Congressional campaign of conservative Calif. Republican Kirk Jorgensen.  Jorgensen is challenging openly gay Republican Carl DeMaio in an upcoming primary.  From the blog post and email:

That’s why you and I need principled leaders like Kirk Jorgensen in Congress.

Please click here today to make a donation to support Kirk’s campaign.  [snip]

Will you stand with me today in supporting Kirk by making a generous donation to his campaign?

Except that when you click the links provided, they don’t take you to Jorgensen’s campaign donation page at all.  Instead, they take you to an ActRight page outfitted with a fake Jorgensen campaign logo (see screenshot above).  Only at the very bottom of the web page, in hard-to-read grey type, is there any mention that contributions made via this page go to ActRight, not to Kirk Jorgensen’s campaign.

Who’s behind ActRight?  Brian Brown is ActRight’s chairman and founder, according to the ActRight website and ActRight’s IRS filing.

Shady.  Very shady.

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