BY PATRICK CROWLEY
The Cincinnati Enquirer
FORT MITCHELL -- Two medical organizations are backing Republican Rick Robinson's bid for Congress.
The Kentucky Medical Association and the American Medical Association have endorsed Mr. Robinson, a Fort Mitchell attorney running in the Fourth District Republican primary against Fort Thomas attorney Jim Kidney and State Sen. Gex "Jay" Williams of Verona.
"Doctors are the foundation of our communities, close friends and advisers from the time we enter this world until the time we're called home," Mr. Robinson said.
"I'm proud to have them on my side in this race."
Mr. Robinson used the endorsement announcement to call for Medicare reform and tout his support for a bill sponsored by Sen. Connie Mack, R-Fla. The bill would allow senior citizens on Medicare to choose from the same health-care benefits available to members of Congress and other federal workers.
"Under the Mack plan, seniors would have a much wider range of health-care options from which to choose," Mr. Robinson said. "And our seniors deserve the same health-care options which are available to members of Congress."
The primary is May 26. Democrats seeking their party's nomination are Boone County Judge-executive Ken Lucas and Russell osteopath Dr. Howard Feinberg.
The incumbent in the Fourth District, U.S. Rep. Jim Bunning of Southgate, is running for the Senate. He has endorsed Mr. Robinson in the GOP primary.