Mrs. Lowden supports legislation sponsored by Mr. Thune, North Dakota Republican, to return unspent TARP funds to the government for debt reduction.
The wife of Republican Sen. John McCain, Cindy, is following in her daughter’s footsteps by becoming the latest spokeswoman for a campaign supporting gay marriage.
Meghan McCain, who has been an outspoken supporter of gay rights, is a member of photographer Adam Bouska’s No on H8 effort, which opposes California’s Proposition 8 to ban gay marriage. Now, so is Mrs. McCain.
Mr. Bouska has taken pictures of many celebrities, all wearing a piece of duct tape over their mouths and “NO H8” written on their cheeks. Miss McCain posed for the campaign holding a tiny elephant, the symbol of the Republican Party, in her hands in June.
Mrs. McCain was announced as a new model for the campaign on Wednesday.
“In the year since we’ve started the NOH8 Campaign, we’ve been surprised at some of the different individuals who have approached us showing their support,” Mr. Bouska wrote on his blog. “Few, though, have surprised us more than Cindy McCain, the wife of Senator John McCain and mother to vocal marriage equality advocate Meghan McCain. The McCains are one of the most well known Republican families in recent history, and for Mrs. McCain to have reached out to us to offer her support truly means a lot. Although we had worked with Meghan McCain before and we were aware of her own position, we’d never really thought the cause might be something her mother could get behind.”
• Amanda Carpenter can be reached at acarpenter@ washingtontimes.com.
Amanda Carpenter writes the daily “Hot Button” column for The Washington Times. She was formerly a national political reporter for Townhall.com, the leading online publication for news, opinion and talk. Prior to that, she was a reporter for Human Events. Ms. Carpenter has made numerous media appearances that include segments on the Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, BBC and other ...
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