Pro-family groups in Iowa say hopes for a marriage amendment in that state have all but faded now that Tuesday’s election has left Democrats in control off the State Senate.

Democrat Liz Mathis defeated her Republican opponent, Cindy Golding, in a special election for District 18, thereby allowing Democrats to retain control of the Iowa Senate. Mathis won with 55% of the vote, in spite of Golding’s campaign receiving a $40,000 donation from the National Organization for Marriage.

“In spite of.”

The piece goes on to point out that the supposedly intellectual one at NOM, Thomas Peters, tweeted this after the election:

“That’s what happens when a state GOP nominates a weak candidate.”

Uh huh.