Angela Zimmann (Oh-05) Snags Women's Campaign Fund Endorsement
"Hey, Fayette, Ohio — how's Bob Latta working out for you?"
The Women's Campaign Fund, a 38-year-old nonpartisan group dedicated to backing quality woman candidates for office, has announced its latest round of congressional endorsements.
Among the four women is Angela Zimmann, who is taking on incumbent Bob "Who?" Latta in Ohio's 5th district in Northwest Ohio.
Zimmann is on the faculty at Bowling Green State University; she's also a Lutheran minister. And although she has talked a little too much for my taste sometimes about being an independent voice who doesn't always agree with Democrats (so what? Focus on putting the needs of regular working people first and letting party politics fall where they may) and is a little off-base on the national debt (why do people fall for this?), she's no Blue Dog. She's a supporter of labor, education, expanded veterans services, and protecting Social Security and Medicare. She's pro-choice, a Women's Campaign Fund requirement, which is why you won't see them endorsing too many Republicans these days despite being nominally nonpartisan.
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Does she have a shot in this reliably conservative district? As with the candidacies of Joyce Healy-Abrams (Oh-07), Sharen Neuhardt (Oh010), and Betty Sutton (Oh-16) in other Republican-leaning districts, it's hard to tell. Certainly (as with those districts), there are certain favorable things. In Zimmann's case, the district encroaches into Democratic Lucas County.
The Women's Campaign Fund has endorsed four other Ohio women running for Congress. They've endorsed Joyce Beatty (Oh-03) in Columbus, who quite frankly doesn't need help — if she doesn't murder anyone or disparage the OSU Buckeyes in the next few months, she's elected — but her page is here: http://www.wcfonline.org/pages/candidates/2011-2012-candidates/joyce-bea...
They've endorsed Healy-Abrams as well, running against teabagger Bob Gibbs, who certainly hasn't done anything for women:
And Neuhardt, taking on one of Congress's more useless nonentities, Mike "Who?" Turner:
And of course, Congresswoman Betty Sutton, whose district was dismantled by GOP mapmakers, pitting her against another teabagger Jim Renacci:
Zimmann, Neuhardt, Healy Abrams, and Sutton are all quality candidates who could use your help. Go check them out, and if you have a little extra time or money, consider helping one of them.