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Ohio Right to Life has announced endorsements for the May Primary - and they're not looking
only at Republicans. Here is an excerpt from the Plain Dealer (posted March 10, 2014):
Right to Life also has taken an interest in Ohio House District 10, where Democratic incumbent
Bill Patmon faces a primary challenge from former Cleveland Councilman Eugene Miller. Patmon has split with
his party on key issues, and Gonidakis said he earned Right to Life’s support by voting in favor of a late-term abortion
ban in 2011.
No Republican filed to run for Patmon’s seat.
“Bill Patmon deserves to return to the House. It’s a shame the Democrat Party
and Ed FitzGerald would target him,” said Gonidakis, noting under-the-radar signals that Democrats and their candidate
for governor preferred another candidate. “He’s pro-life.”
Ohio Right to Life also is backing Ed Jerse, a former top administrator under FitzGerald, the Cuyahoga County
executive. Jerse, also a former state representative from Euclid, is seeking the Democratic nomination in Ohio Senate District
25, an open seat because of Nina Turner’s decision to run instead for secretary of state.
Others primary contenders include former State Rep. Kenny Yuko and Thaddeus Jackson. The winner will face
write-in candidate Hasani Crider on the GOP side.
In his earlier legislative
tenure, Jerse broke with most Democrats to back a bill requiring a parent’s or guardian’s consent before a minor
could obtain an abortion. And in 2003 he supported a bill limiting distribution of the RU-486 abortion pill to abortion doctors.
He later served as director of regional collaboration for FitzGerald, who supports abortion rights and has made women’s
health issues central to his campaign against Kasich.
A third Democratic
race on Ohio Right to Life’s radar is in Cincinnati, where term-limited Eric Kearney is leaving his State Senate seat.
There the group has endorsed Cecil Thomas, a former city council member, over State Rep. Dale Mallory and
Read the full article here.
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