Victory Fund Backed Gay GOP Richard Tisei Fundraises With Anti-Gay Tea Party Candidate
Openly gay Republican politician Richard Tisei who isendorsed by The Victory Fund, a LGBT political action committee has consistently portrayed himself as a moderate Republican. Tisei states that he is pro-choice and pro-same sex marriage and is running on those issues in his current campaign for the Massachusetts 6th District seat currently held by progressive Democrat and LGBT ally John Tierney, to whom he narrowly lost the same seat in 2012.
But now just a month after Tisei skipped the state Republican convention to protest his party’s anti-gay marriage stance, will be fundraising with Frank Guinta, a New Hampshire politician with links to the Tea Party who himself opposes gay marriage and is anti-abortion through the newly formed joint fundraising committee called the New England Majority Fund.
Tisei said it was no big deal on Thursday that the issue boiled down to convenience.
“There are individuals who know both Frank and myself, who want to have an event for the both of us,” he said. “Establishing a joint fundraising committee for the event is the cleanest way to do it, logistically.”
Obviously integrity is an inconvenience to Tisei. And the Victory Fund also it seems.