Election 2012

Gay Super PAC Tests GOP Waters

American Unity PAC was created to nudge the GOP toward some degree of tolerance

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The super PAC created by one of the Republican Party's most prominent donors to move candidates toward backing gay marriage is about to invest in its first three House races, POLITICO has learned.

American Unity PAC, launched by Elliott Associates hedge fund executive Paul Singer earlier this summer with a $1 million donation, is poised to advertise in the races being fought by Reps. Mary Bono Mack (R-Calif.), Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.) and Judy Biggert (R-Ill.). While none of the three candidates has stated a clear position on gay marriage — only one GOP House member supports it — the group hopes to move the people it backs toward support of it.