Thursday, July 22, 2010

Target Twists Numbers And Facts In Attempt To Limit Fallout From Support For Anti-Gay Republican Tom Emmer

Target just got caught fudging the numbers in a PR statement released in response to building controversy over Target's support for anti-gay Republican Tom Emmer.

Target supports causes and candidates based strictly on issues that affect our retail and business interests. In fact, Target's Federal PAC contributions year-to-date are very balanced between Republicans and Democrats, and we work collaboratively with legislators and officials at all points on the political spectrum.
These are the facts: Target Corporation, not Target's PAC, donated $150,000 to a group supporting anti-gay Republican Tom Emmer. The funds came directly from Target Corporation, an arrangement recently approved in the Citizens United Supreme Court decision.

Target wants you to think a separate political entity is supporting anti-gay candidate Tom Emmer. The reality is, Target Corporation's funds went directly to an organization supporting anti-gay candidate Tom Emmer. No middleman, no PAC -- just your shopping dollars.

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