New lesbian super PAC will champion gay and women’s rights

Lesbian super PAC formed by Laura Ricketts, Billie Jean King and Jane Lynch

Laura Ricketts

BY ZACK FORD
ThinkProgress.org

A new lesbian super PAC called LPAC has launched to support pro-lesbian candidates and play a role in same-sex marriage ballot initiatives. The group will be led by Laura Ricketts, co-owner of the Chicago Cubs, whose father, billionaire Joe Ricketts, has raised sizable funds to oppose President Obama’s re-election.

With a modest (by super PAC standards) goal of raising $1 million this year, the effort will support candidates like Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), who is hoping to become the first-ever elected openly gay Senator, as well as any other Democrat or Republican who warrants endorsement.

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