WISCONSIN SUPREME COURT CANDIDATE VINCE MEGNA CHALLENGES OTHER CANDIDATES
TO TURN DOWN OUT-OF-STATE DONATIONS
MILWAUKEE (February 4, 2013) – It’s a three-way race right now for Wisconsin Supreme Court justice and with the primary just two weeks away, one candidate is throwing down the gauntlet when it comes to out-of-state donations. Vince Megna has run a fully transparent race, declaring his ideology early on, while the other two candidates continue to skirt the issue, fooling no one as to their party allegiances given the backgrounds of their campaign teams which fall strictly along party lines and, more troubling, holding a hand out for contributions from donors with an agenda. Megna is now asking incumbent Justice Pat Roggensack and Edward Fallone to make a public pledge not to accept out-of-state donations in order for this election to be decided on by the voters of Wisconsin.
“I’ve said all along that my opponents are not those listed on the ballot but, rather, big business controlling elections,” said Megna. “Billionaires and out-of-state Republican donors with deep pockets are controlling how the law is interpreted here in Wisconsin.”
Megna went on to reiterate a point he’s made since day one of his campaign, that the current Court
is a rubber stamp for the Republican-controlled state.
“Justice Roggensack will have any amount of money she needs, not just several million but $10 million if needed because, in the collective mind of Republican donors, everything is at stake for politically charged cases that come before the Supreme Court,” said Megna.
Megna is asking both candidates to make a public statement in advance of the Feb. 19 primary that they will not accept out-of-state donations. “This is our court, the people of Wisconsin’s court,” said Megna, “and when candidates accept out-of-state donations while still claiming to be non-partisan, the Court will always be compromised.”
“Let’s make this an election about the ability to serve the citizens of Wisconsin and fairly interpret the law without being beholden to big Republican money,” added Megna. “Let’s send two liberal candidates to the general election.”
Authorized and paid for by The Committee to Elect Vince Megna, Erin Kandziora, Treasurer,