Wright campaign going strong into final stretch
Despite facing Rove-like tactics from heavily funded right-wing front groups, such as JUSTPAC and the "Illinois Civic Justice League" (weren't they a group of comic book super-heroes?) Judge Vicki Wright's campaign for 3rd District Appellate Judge continues to pick up endorsements and sticking to the high road.
JUSTPAC, the lobby wing of the ICJL, has contributed $152,270 alone to Powers campaign. That's a lot of dough. It's clear who "owns" Powers.
The ICJL is a group created by health care, insurance, and corporate interests to protect their interests against those who sue for justice and compensation against them. JUSTPAC is their arm created to install judges who will obstruct average people's ability to win judgements against these powerful groups for malpractice and negligence of various sorts.
A letter enorsing Wright appeared published recently in the QC Times as well.
The Wright campaign has been up with both a television ad stressing Wright's experience and judicial philosphy as well as a radio spot noting her opponent's reliance on groups which resort to negative tactics, including a juvenile website devoted solely to smearing and mocking their opponent.
The Wright campaign site features a long list of endorsements, including those from ALL major teachers associations in Illinois AFT, IFT, and IEA, a well as many glowing testimonials from those high and low who have had experience in her courtroom, and much more information.