Carol Hunstein, meet Bernie Marcus
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
This race for state Supreme Court justice gets more and
Earlier today, we told you that the state Republican party
� given the go-ahead by Gov. Sonny Perdue � is backing
challenger Mike Wiggins with more than $1 million.
Wiggins� opponent is incumbent Justice Carol Hunstein, who
has collected endorsements from some of the most powerful
Republican lawyers in the state.
Now comes word that the Safety and Prosperity Coalition,
the 527ish group backing Wiggins, has filed its campaign
The group has raised $1.6 million. Of that, $1.3 million
came in October from something called American Justice
Partnership, a Washington organization that describes itself
as "a national non-profit coalition of leading corporations,
think tanks, foundations, trade associations, individuals and
organizations advocating for legal reform at the state level."
American Justice Partnership has been active in judicial
races in New York, Oregon and Illinois as well.
And who might be one of the founders of American Justice
Partnership? That would be Bernie Marcus, co-founder of
Atlanta-based Home Depot, the world�s largest home-improvement
retailer. This according to the Washington Post.
Referenced campaign report: http://alt.cimedia.com/ajc/pdf/polinsider/prosperity.pdf