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Target changes giving policy that led to boycott

Target has changed its corporate donation policy more than six months after LGBT groups criticized the company for donating $150,000 to Minnesota gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer, who said he thought someone who said it was OK...

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Emmer concedes; Target doesn’t

Republican Tom Emmer finally conceded defeat to Democrat Mark Dayton in the Minnesota governor’s race. Although behind by 9,000 votes, the homophobic Emmer still thought he should have won. The race gained national...

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HRC still calling on Target to ‘Make it right’

A reader wrote to me last week and said that he and his boyfriend are continuing to boycott Target, and he requested an update. I contacted Paul Guequierre, a spokesman for the Human Rights Campaign, who said the organization is...

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HRC counters Target money in Minn.

MARTIGA LOHN  |  Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. — A Democratic-backed political fund, a Minnesota gay rights organization and Democratic candidates will split a $150,000 donation as part of a push to elect gay marriage...

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How is Target’s donation being used

MN Forward is the group to which Target and Best Buy directed a combined total of $250,000. The organization is a political action committee supporting a candidate with pro-business positions. Here’s the ad they released...

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To shop or not to shop at Target?

That is the question for LGBTs angry over donations by Target, Best Buy to anti-gay politician DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com DECISIONS, DECISIONS | The Target on Central at Haskell is convenient for...

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MSNBC rejects anti-Target ad from liberal group

Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. — MSNBC rejected a TV ad calling for a boycott of Target Corp. after the retail giant made a political donation in Minnesota, continuing the controversy over corporate involvement in elections....

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Liberal group buys TV ad decrying Target donation

Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. — A new TV ad from the liberal advocacy group MoveOn.org goes after Target Corp. for making a political campaign donation in Minnesota. A spokeswoman said Tuesday, Aug. 17 that the group will...

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