Here’s an endorsement that few Republicans ever get: Trial lawyers strongly supported Fred Thompson when he was in the Senate.
"We viewed him as someone we could work with, particularly given he had been an advocate in court for individuals and corporations, and had an innate understanding of what went on in a civil jury," Linda Lipsen, the chief lobbyist for the American trial lawyers lobby group, told the Washington Post. That’s the same group that most Republicans love to hate.
Thompson’s background as an attorney made him more understanding of the concerns of trial lawyers and less willing to buy into GOP demagoguery of the profession. For example, Thompson bucked the GOP in not supporting limits on medical malpractice lawsuits.
Posted by Phillip Brownlee
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