Have you seen this ad, or one like it?

Eugene Delgaudio, president of the anti-LGBT organization Public Advocate of the United States claims in a fundraising email I received this morning that:

In order to combat the aggressive tactics of the Homosexual Lobby, Public Advocate’s Battleground Action Initiative is running millions of pro-family ads in ten different states.

Our ads have already been seen more than 5 Million times — and I am confident we can get more than 10 Million views before it’s through.

The email subject line reads “See the Ads the Homosexual Lobby fears”. You can read the entire email below the fold and view all of the ads he’s supposedly running here.

But I haven’t seen these ads anywhere. There’s not even a mention of the “Battleground Action Initiative” on the Public Advocate website. If I hadn’t been receiving Mr. Delgaudio’s “Battleground” fundraising emails for the past month, I would have no idea that he was running an ad campaign.

Certainly I have found no indication that Mr. Delgaudio or Public Advocate are registered with Washington’s Public Disclosure Commission or Maine’s Ethics Commission.

Mr. Delgaudio never responded to an email I sent last week asking him where his ads were running.

Where is the almost $46,000 reportedly raised so far going?

Smells suspicious.

Last week I asked, Who is Eugene Delgaudio Lying to, His Donors or Washington Voters? Now I wonder whether that question shouldn’t be expanded to Maine, Maryland and Minnesota.

As I have previously noted, Public Advocate of the United States reported $1,071,623 in total revenue on its 2010 tax form, the most recent available. That same year Public Advocate of the United States paid $158,682 to “independent contractor” Eugene Delgaudio & Associates. The addresses for Public Advocate of the United States and Eugene Delgaudio & Associates are one in the same. Public Advocate of the United States paid Mr. Delgaudio an annual “management” fee totaling over $427,000 for the years 2005 through 2009.

Here’s the fundraising email I received this morning from Mr. Delgaudio:

See the Ads the Homosexual Lobby fears

Eugene Delgaudio via bluehornet.com

9:06 AM (1 hour ago)

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Dear ,

Thanks to your support and the support of hundreds of thousands of other pro-family Americans, Public Advocate is taking the fight to the Homosexual Lobby this election.

In order to combat the aggressive tactics of the Homosexual Lobby, Public Advocate’s Battleground Action Initiative is running millions of pro-family ads in ten different states.

Our ads have already been seen more than 5 Million times — and I am confident we can get more than 10 Million views before it’s through.

But we can still do more!

Thanks to the speed of internet campaigns, I can put additional funding to work for this election cycle — even if I receive it today.

Click here to see the Public Advocate ads the Homosexual Lobby fears.

And then consider chipping in with $5 or $10 to spread our message even further.

For the Family,


Eugene Delgaudio
President, Public Advocate of the United States

P.S. Please chip in with a donation of $10 or more to help Public Advocate fight for traditional values.


Because Public Advocate of the U.S. is a non-profit, charitable organization that fights the radical agenda of the homosexual Lobby, contributions are not tax deductible for IRS purposes. This email was not produced or emailed at taxpayer expense. Public Advocate’s phone number is (703) 845-1808, its address is 5613 Leesburg Pike, Suite 17 Falls Church, VA 22041, and its website is http://publicadvocateusa.org/.