Target Responds to Questions About Its Anti-Gay Political Donations

The Advocate
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July 29, 2013
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Target denies the suggestionmade by Right Wing Watch on Thursday that the retail chain had "indirectly" supported an antigay candidate, Ken Cuccinelli, in Virginia.

The Minnesota-based company stated that its donations of $50,000 each to the Republican and Democratic Governors Association had been unfairly characterized as partisan. Target claimed that, while it pays membership dues to both groups — organizations that support political candidates — Target stipulates that these dues "not be used for any individual electoral campaigns or other electioneering efforts."