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October 21, 2013


GOP Donors Quietly Celebrate Christie's Marriage Surrender

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's base of supporters couldn't have been happier than when he gave up his fight today against same-sex marriage, McKay Coppins reports.

"Indeed, amid all the weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth on the religious right, the GOP's donor class quietly rejoiced that Christie -- widely viewed as the golden boy of his party's moderate, Northeastern, corporate establishment -- had chosen to abandon this particular culture war battle. Though few of them are eager to acknowledge it on the record, the monied tri-state-dwelling donors who made up Mitt Romney's core base of donors and are likely to fund Christie's 2016 campaign generally support same-sex marriage. More importantly, they see it as a losing issue for their party."












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