Freshman Rep. Steve Driehaus (D-Ohio) is getting Vice President Joe Biden's fundraising help Monday, but he says his healthcare vote can't be bought.
Driehaus is part of a group of Democrats, led by Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), who are insisting that a provision banning abortion funding be included in whatever reconciliation agreement is worked out.
And Driehaus, who opposes abortion rights and supported the House version of the healthcare bill (with the abortion provision) in November, sounds pretty firm.
"While I certainly support this initiative ... I will not bend on the principle of federal funding on abortion," he told the Cincinnati Enquirer. "They are going to have to do it without me and without the other pro-life Democrats."