Washington, D.C. — Today Log Cabin Republicans announced its Board of Directors has issued the third wave of endorsements for its federal political action committee (PAC) in the 2016 election cycle. The endorsed candidates are all incumbent Republican members of the United States Senate.

“As members of the greatest deliberative body in the country, these endorsed United States Senators represent some of the most important voices in support of LGBT freedom,” Log Cabin Republicans President Gregory T. Angelo stated. “Three of them made history as the first GOP voices to stand out in support of marriage equality in the Senate, all of them made history with their courageous votes in favor of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, and all of them will receive support from LCR PAC in their campaigns for reelection.”

The endorsed candidates are:

Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)
Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL)
Senator John McCain (R-AZ)
Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
Senator Rob Portman (R-OH)
Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA)

“I’m honored to accept the endorsement of Log Cabin Republicans and grateful for their partnership as we work toward our shared goal of a strong national defense, fiscal responsibility, and individual freedoms for all Granite Staters and Americans.” —Senator Kelly Ayotte

“I am proud to receive the endorsement from the Log Cabin Republicans for my work and advocacy on behalf of the LGBTQ community in Illinois. As the first Senate Republican to co-sponsor the Equality Act, I understand that life comes down to who you love and who loves you back, and government has no place in-between.” —Senator Mark Kirk

“I’m grateful to have the support of the Log Cabin Republicans. This organization does great work in supporting fiscally conservative values while championing equality through policy. I look forward to working to continuing to work with them in the U.S. Senate.” —Senator John McCain

“Part of what makes Alaska great is our diversity and acceptance of others. Equal rights are only equal if they apply to all Americans and every Alaskan. That is why I value and appreciate the support of the Log Cabin Republicans. I am grateful for this endorsement and the many contributions that the Log Cabin Republicans are making to their community and our state.” —Senator Lisa Murkowski

“I am honored that my positive vision for the future and pro-growth policies for better wages and more jobs have attracted support from all corners of Ohio as well as from the Log Cabin Republicans. I’ve been an independent voice for Ohio, and I’m proud of my record of finding common ground and delivering results for Ohio workers and their families,” —Senator Rob Portman

“My goals are economic opportunity and personal freedom and security at home, and strong American leadership abroad. I know the Log Cabin Republicans share those goals, and I welcome their support.” —Senator Pat Toomey