I just talked to Mike Kilburn, a county commissioner in Warren County, Ohio, who’s running against Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-Ohio) in the 2010 GOP primary. He was
I just talked to Mike Kilburn, a county commissioner in Warren County, Ohio, who’s running against Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-Ohio) in the 2010 GOP primary. He was “surprised,” he said, to find out that the Republican National Committee had–until Politico exposed it–included some coverage for abortion in its employee health care plan.
“I find it hard to believe,” said Kilburn. “It’s terrible.” He compared the RNC’s plan unfavorably to what he’d done in Ohio, paying individual claims for employees, preventing them or the state from buying into plans that covered abortion.
Still, while Schmidt has taken money from the RNC to finance some tough re-election battles, Kilburn passed on a chance to criticize her. “She’s been a very faithful pro-life vote,” he said. “She’s a principled supporter of the right to life. Hopefully this is just an anomaly that slid through the cracks.”
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