by Steven Ertelt
April 12, 2006
Clearwater, FL (LifeNews.com) — Michael Schiavo’s political action committee set up to target candidates and elected officials who supported Terri Schiavo and her family’s efforts to prevent her euthanasia death has made its next endorsement. The PAC has endorsed Hillsborough County Commissioner Kathy Castor, a Democrat running in Florida’s 11th congressional district.
Castor is seeking the seat pro-abortion Rep. Jim Davis, a Democrat who is running for governor to replace outgoing pro-life Gov. Jeb Bush, who backed Terri’s parents and signed legislation Florida lawmakers passed seeking to stop the euthanasia.
In March 2005, Davis was one of a few lawmakers to vote against a bill to allow Terri’s parents to take their lawsuit to stop her euthanasia to federal courts. The House eventually approved the measure on a 203-58 vote.
According to a report in The Hill newspaper, Castor faces a primary battle with Democrat state Sen. Les Miller, but she leads him in the money race by a $392,089 to $173,209 margin.
In a statement from Terri PAC, Michael said he met with Castor and came away impressed with her views on end of life issues.
“Kathy Castor has proven she will take the lead and stand up for our privacy and freedom and against powerful interests," he said.
Michael’s political action committee is expected to issue an endorsement in the Florida governor’s race soon and he will also be making endorsements in selected Congressional races.
Michael has already opposed pro-life Sen. Rick Santorum’s re-election in Pennsylvania and last year he made an endorsement in the Virginia gubernatorial contest.
In February, Michael filed new paperwork with the FEC showing his PAC has raised $10,000 so far. The papers were late and the organization was almost fined as a result.
Terri’s parents, Bob and Mary Schindler, and her family have not used their fame from the international controversy generated over Michael’s efforts to take her life to promote candidates for office. Instead, they are using their foundation, first established to save her life, to help other vulnerable disabled persons.
Related web sites:
Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation – https://www.terrisfight.org