Monday, February 26, 2007

Ziegler update

I wanted to give an update on the pro-life issue with Judge Annette Ziegler's campaign for state supreme court. Campaign manager Mark Graul returned my call last week after the primary and I asked him about the Pro-Life Wisconsin Victory Fund PAC endorsement which Ziegler did not receive. Graul said that the questionnaire was very similar to the questionnairre sent to legislative candidates, and because of the rules governing a candidate running for a judicial office Ziegler felt she could not answer the questions.

I asked Graul about his history with Congressman Mark Green's campaign for governor and Green's failure to get the endorsement of the Pro-Life Wisconsin Victory Fund PAC. He said he asked Matt Sande of Pro-Life Wisconsin to waive the requirement that the candidate support a ban on abortion even in cases where the life of the mother is in danger. Pro-Life Wisconsin refused, and Green could not agree with the organization's position.

Some other notes on the primary:

Graul predicted that because of the size of the margin of victory, Linda Clifford's campaign and it's allies would probably attack earlier than originally planned.

I think it interesting that the pro-life vote in the primary (Ziegler plus Sommers) totalled 73% of the vote.

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