If Bob Hugin is a “different kind of Republican,” I’m the queen of England

“Bob Hugin’s claims to be a ‘different kind of Republican’ are total hogwash,” said American Bridge spokesperson Amelia Penniman. “His collective millions in donations to Donald Trump and far right wing groups prove that underneath the moderate facade, he’s just another Trump yes-man.”

American Ledger: Records: Hugin Gave More Than $570K to Anti-Abortion, Anti-LGBT Causes
By Mitch Harle | October 25, 2018

  • “Bob Hugin has consistently claimed to be a ‘different kind of Republican,’ who supports marriage equality and a woman’s right to choose. But campaign-finance and nonprofit records — as well as Hugin’s past rhetoric — tell a different story.”
  • Hugin and his wife, Kathleen, “have contributed more than $570,000 in the last decade to various anti-abortion and anti-LGBT candidates and organizations across the country, the records show.”
  • “While a student and later as a trustee at Princeton University, Hugin fought vigorously to prevent women from joining the all-male dining clubs on campus and worked to keep homosexual students from being protected by the university’s discrimination, Politico reported in July.”
  • “As a business executive in New Jersey, Hugin’s family charity — the Hugin Family Foundation — donated $505,800 to the Heritage Foundation, one of the most prominent anti-choice and anti-LGBT organizations in the country. The foundation donated a majority of that money in 2013, the year the Supreme Court ruled it was unconstitutional to limit marriage to heterosexual couples.”
  • “The Heritage Foundation opposes any legal path to citizenship for anyone who is undocumented and has said that DACA recipients do not have the ‘basic English language skills and educational requirements to be successful members of society.’”

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