Protest Planned Of GOP ‘Aspirin’ Donor

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(credit: larimergop.org)

(credit: larimergop.org)

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) – Republicans headed to a fundraiser in Fort Collins could be met by protesters because of a controversial speaker on the bill.

Planned Parenthood activists from Colorado State University say they’re going to protest a speech by Wyoming Republican Foster Friess. He’s a powerful Republican donor who said on MSNBC in February that aspirin used to be an acceptable method for contraception. He said women “put it between their knees, and it wasn’t that costly.”

Friess supports Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum. He has given some $380,000 to “super” political action committees supporting Santorum. The candidate called Friess’ aspirin remark a “stupid joke” and said it was in bad taste.

Friess is a listed “special guest speaker” at the Larimer County GOP Lincoln Day Dinner Friday.

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