Marilyn Quayle at Gilchrest fund-raiser

June 16, 1992|By William Thompson | William Thompson,Staff Writer

EASTON -- Republican office-seekers who favor abortion rights needn't fear the wrath of Marilyn Quayle -- at least not if they're good Republicans on other issues.

The wife of Vice President Dan Quayle was the key attraction yesterday in Talbot County at a fund-raiser for Rep. Wayne T. Gilchrest, who is seeking his second term in office in a tight race against Rep. Tom McMillen, a 4th District Democrat, in the newly drawn congressional 1st District.

Although his voting record puts Mr. Gilchrest in good standing with President Bush on many issues, he has never embraced the administration's anti-abortion position.

Asked if she had trouble backing abortion-rights Republicans such as Mr. Gilchrest, Mrs. Quayle responded quickly.

"Not as long as they support the administration at least half the time," she said, adding that GOP candidates can decide on their own when to back the administration.

"They have the choice of which half, sure," she said.

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