Gay-rights GOP super PAC backing Kirk

Posted on: September 29, 2016

Chicago Tribune
September 29, 2016

American Unity PAC, a federal super political action committee backing Republicans who support gay rights, said it’s launching a digital ad buy through Google to help re-election-seeking Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk.

The group said it has dedicated $125,000 to Google’s online platforms, including YouTube, to run an ad about atrocities the Iranian government allows to be committed against women, Christians and gays.

The ad is based on Duckworth’s support of the U.S.-led effort to reach a deal aimed at curbing Iran’s ability to develop a nuclear weapon.

“Tammy Duckworth supported giving billions to that regime without concessions for human rights violations. When we had leverage, Tammy Duckworth didn’t stand up for the vulnerable,” a woman narrator says.

Tyler Deaton, a senior adviser for the super PAC, said, “Sen. Kirk was one of the first Republicans in Congress to endorse the freedom to marry. He’s been a strong voice for LGBTQ freedom and a leader on national security.” (Rick Pearson)