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July 16, 2004
Kerry's visit to NAACP is all about color: (trial lawyer) green...
Jeff Blumenthal at the Legal Intelligencer has an article this morning covering John Kerry's fundraising activities while in Philadelphia to speak to the NAACP. "Though event organizers played down the role of trial lawyers, they did say that more than half of the funds raised for the event -- an hour-long meet-and-greet session for contributors held at Philadelphia International Airport Thursday afternoon -- came from trial lawyers. . . . With Edwards now entrenched on team Kerry, so is his trial lawyer fund-raising apparatus. [Trial lawyer and fundraiser Mark] Alderman said adding the senator from North Carolina to the ticket has made his job a little easier. 'I can't imagine any of the other choices generating as much immediate fund-raising excitement,' Alderman said." Alderman goes on: "But I don't think it's just because he's a trial lawyer. Edwards has a tremendous populist appeal that really strikes a chord with people, including trial lawyers."
And if you believe that Edwards's fundraising appeal among trial lawyers is just because he "strikes a chord with people," I've got some beautiful beachfront property in Antarctica you may be interested in...
Posted by James R. Copland at 10:42 AM
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