A Republican US Congesswoman fights against gay marriage, in large part because her constituency is made up in a significant part by a contingent of hasidic Jews who stronly oppose gay marriage. A wealthy gay constituent tries to get her to change her mind, but she won’t, fearing the wrath of the hasidim, who vote in blocks. So the gay man gives $500,000 to her Democrat opponent through a PAC that relentlessly advertises against her and smears her. The Democrat wins the election. The hasidim? At last minute, they switch sides and vote in a block for the Democrat, because their rebbe believes the group will, by putting the Democrat in office, gain greater pull in a newly-changing Washington.
[Hat Tip: The One Who Emailed Me And Whose email I subsequently misplaced, causing me to Google for this story.]