ODP Chair Redfern to Marry Fundraiser Who is Republican
This just in -- Ohio Democratic Party Chairman Rep. Chris Redfern (D-Catawba Island) and Republican Kim Kahlert have announced plans to wed. Kahlert is director of development for Equality Ohio, a civil rights organization, and lives in Franklin County. The pair met at a political event in Columbus in March.
"Kim just needs a little direction politically, and I'm providing it," joked Redfern. Kahlert declared herself a Republican in the May primary, but said she may be more liberal than Redfern in some of her views and considers herself an independent. "As far as social issues, I'm as far on the left as I could possibly be," she said.
Wait, it gets better -- they want Governor-elect Ted Strickland (D-Lisbon), an ordained but inactive Methodist minister, to perform the wedding.
Best wishes to the happy couple. No word on whether James Carville and Mary Matalin will attend the nuptials.
UPDATE: I should have mentioned that Equality Ohio is an organization that supports equal rhttp://www.blogger.com/img/gl.link.gifights for GLBT's. Bless her heart!
2nd UPDATE: I was fooled by the AP headline, corrected by this post at DailyKos. Ms. Kahlert is a fundraiser and a Republican, but does not raise funds FOR the Republicans.