Fear not, Burquenos, if you support gay marriage you don't have to stop eating Frontier rolls.
It all started with Jim Baca writing that the owners of Frontier
and Golden Pride were on the list of Prop 8 donors. (He later retracted the comments, see below)
Duke City Fix freaked out
that the gay marriage ban opposers at the blog would need to boycott Frontier.
Yet, I went through the list of Prop 8 donors
, the thousands and thousands of them, and found no evidence of Dorothy or Larry Rainosek, the owners of Frontier, on either the support or oppose list. No Laurence or Lawrence Rainosek either.
Baca has retracted
his previous post.
I have retracted and deleted comments that the owners of Frontier Restaurant contributed money to pass the ban on gay marriage in California. My source has not been able to come up with solid information. Although those owners contribute money to many anti abortion groups they have not apparently done so on the Proposition 8 issue. I sincerely apologize for putting out bad information and my fact checking should be better in the future. I trusted a source I could usually rely on and this is my mistake.
Kudos to Baca for coming clean. He could have went to New Zealand without ever changing his post. Of course, he should have noted the update on his original post.
Of course, the Rainoseks have given tens of thousands of dollars to federal campaigns over the past few cycles.
has given almost primarily to Republicans. Since the 2002 cycle, Larry Rainosek has given $22,150 to federal candidates. All but $2,300 were to Republicans (Pete Domenici, Heather Wilson and Darren White recently, with Ed Tinsley back in Tinsley's failed 2002 primary run).
In that same time period, Dorothy Rainosek has given $35,950 to federal campaigns and Political Action Committees. Of her money, all but a $1,500 check to Bill Richardson for President went to Republicans or their PACs, including $4,500 to the Republican Campaign Committee of New Mexico.
Baca also said the owners of Baillio's donated, but there was no Jack Baillio on the list; of course, Baillio's was sold
earlier this year to Appliance World. Larry Nathan, the Appliance World CEO, was not on the list either.
But Brian Rule, owner of Blake's Lotaburger, was on the list
of Prop 8 supporters. Also, Cinemark CEO Alan Stock donated
to Yes on 8. Cinemark runs four theaters in Albuquerque.