Target Responds to Questions About Its Anti-Gay Political Donations

The Advocate
July 29, 2013

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."