Cong. OH-13: Emily's List Prefers Sutton (D) over Cafaro (D)
According to this story in today's Cleveland Plain Dealer, the progressive/feminist group Emily's List will be supporting Betty Sutton (D) over Capri Cafaro (D) in the Democratic primary to choose a candidate for Sherrod Brown's seat. An Ohio resident who works with Emily's List mentioned Cafaro's "baggage" relative to disgraced U.S. Rep. James Traficant as a reason. Cafaro was granted immunity from prosecution to testify in the trial of a business associate who was accused of, and ultimately pleaded guilty to, paying a bribe to Traficant. Cafaro was not charged with any wrongdoing, but still is seen as having too close a connection to past scandal for an election in which Republican corruption figures to be a dominant theme. An angry Cafaro is quoted in the article complaining that the real reason for the Emily's List snub is her support for parental notification of abortions performed on minors, although she otherwise supports women's right to choose. Sutton is more unqualifiedly pro-life.