AUGUSTA  — The coalition spearheading a campaign to legalize gay marriage in Maine says it has raised more than $1 million and has had one-on-one discussions about November’s referendum with more than 100,000 residents.

Mainers United for Marriage held a press conference at the State House in Augusta on Thursday to mark the one-year anniversary on when it took out papers to launch its citizen’s initiative to force a statewide vote on whether to allow same-sex marriage.

Campaign officials say they’ve now collected more than $1 million in donations and pledges, with 64 percent of the contributions coming from Mainers.

Campaign manager Matt McTighe said the campaign has had face-to-face or phone conversations with more than 100,000 people in 565 towns and townships.

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