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Monday, March 05, 2007

Why I support Linda Clifford - and you should too

My name is Marcia Wine and I am coordinating the Linda Clifford for Supreme Court Justice campaign in La Crosse County. Many people are unaware there is a state supreme court election this spring. This is an extremely important election bacause it will tip the balance of the court left or right and the term is for ten years. The supreme court makes the ultimate decisions for Wisconsin law concerning the environment, healthcare, pollution and consumerism.

Clifford's campaign does not have big money behind it. We need all the people power we can muster for literature drops and phone banks in the next four weeks. Please read how you can help below.

Linda is a fine attorney with 32 years of legal experience. Her legal practice has includeenvironmental, constitutional, telecommunication regulation, family, first amendment, civil and administrative, immigration and energy law. She has also received honors such as Wisconsin Law Journal -- Leader in the Law, Milwaukee Magazine -- Wisconsin Super Lawyer, and The Best Lawyers in America list 1993 - 2006. She is endorsed by retired Supreme Court Justices Roland Day and Nate Hefferman, and former WI Governors Patrick Lucey (D), Lee Dreyfus (R), Tony Earl (D) and Martin Schreiber (D).

Her opponent, Annett Ziegler, calls herself "a conservative... or rather a traditional jurist," who has very strong support from big business. The national extremist Club For Growth paid for over $250,000 worth of TV ads and Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce sent out mailers and auto calls for her. She is very attractive to business and the religious right. She spent over a half a million on the primary, February 20, and has said she will spend what it takes to buy the election. Her husband is a wealthy real estate developer in Milwaukee. [The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel has reported several unreported conflicts of interest in cases she has heard, too. - Ed.]

We need all the people power we can muster for literature drops and phone banks in the next four weeks. If you are willing to help, please contact me at 608-783-0172, or at mrswineiii@charter.net. We will
be doing a lit drops in La Crosse and Onalaska next weekend.

If you would like to contribute to Linda’s campaign, you can do so at lindacliffordforjustice.org, then click on Contribute. Any contribution is appreciated. Every little bit helps.

Thank you,

Marcia Wine

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