Kucinich to return donations from health bill opponents

Liberal congressman had angered supporters by changing his mind on vote for reform legislation

Published March 17, 2010 6:55PM (EDT)

Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, angered some of his liberal supporters when he announced Wednesday that he will, in fact, vote for Democrats' healthcare reform bill. But he's taking one step towards assuaging hurt feelings.

Firedoglake's Jane Hamsher -- a fervent opponent of the legislation -- reports that Kucinich's Congressional campaign "will return the money to those who have donated in support of his pledge to vote against any health care bill that does not have a public option."

Just last night, Hamsher had announced that Firedoglake had raised $12,000 for Kucinich as a result of his stance against the bill.

By Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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