The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) New Hampshire PAC has dutifully offered up its June 23rd2010 political committee financial report for Primary and General election receipts and expenditures. HRC is the largest Gay and Lesbian PAC in the US and the New Hampshire chapter just reported $13,367.00 on July 23rd. Of that amount, 3,367.24 came from the HRC New Hampshire PAC’s Washington DC address to itself, and the other $10,000.00 came from HRC national board member Bruce Bastian, all of it moving in and then out in May and June of 2009.
Mr. Bastian is a software programmer from Utah, philanthropist, the cofounder of WordPerfect and a multi millionaire; one of those wealthy gay lobby donors Governor Lynch probably bumped into at that secret Gay mega donor confab in Chicago six weeks ago.
Switch to the expenditures side of the HRC NH PAC report, and every penny of those donations, minus $367.24 (that’s $13,000.00 total) went directly to the New Hampshire Democrat party as a political donation. There are no other tracks (so far) that show money from Bastian finding its way directly into New Hampshire or to the NHDP despite his giving out hundreds of thousands directly to committees and candidates across the country.
So why no direct contributions? Why hide it? So Ray Buckley could filter out-of-state gay lobby money into the NHDP coffers to affect local politics and elections without it being quite so obvious.
Bathroom Bud Martin had already lost. John Lynch had already signed same sex marriage into law.
Maybe it was a gratuity?
I don't suppose it matters. We can just add Bastian to the list that includes Tim Gill, and Jon Stryker, all millionaires funding the gay lobby agenda who have taken a significantly financial interest in local New Hampshire politics. It is a point that we need to keep making, if for no other reason than the NHDP and John Lynch are being serially dishonest about their complicity in such business every time they attack someone else about special interest out of state money influencing local politics.
They've got more of it; they just don’t want you to know about it. And they are afraid of the competition.
Related Note: Paul Hodes and Carol Shea Porter were two of the top twelve democrats selected by Elect Equality, to receive more out of state gay -lobby money from Stonewall Democrats and the lobby overall. Congratulations to them and of course Ray Buckley who did all the hard work getting the herd to vote online for more out of state special interest money to affect local New Hampshire politics.