The First Thing We Do, Let's Lobby Against the Lawyer

The 2004 elections may be "a new day" for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The Hill reports: "The group has never made a presidential endorsement, recognizing that it must work with whoever wins." But John Edwards has them nervous. As a trial lawyer, Edwards "represented victims of medical malpractice during a 20-year career in North Carolina." Moreover, the Center for Responsive Politics reports that over half of Edwards' campaign contributions are from lawyers and law firms. Chamber political director Bill Miller said: "John Edwards in the White House, whether it's as No. 1 or No. 2, should be a great concern" to the pro-tort reform, anti-class action, pro-business group.