ADVISORY: Community Leaders From Across the Country Urge Swift Confirmation

Source: Progress for America http://www.judgealito.com/call

For Immediate Release : January 17, 2006

“CONFIRM ALITO NOW !”

Community Leaders From Across the Country Urge Swift Confirmation

WASHINGTON – Today Progress for America (www.judgealito.com/call) released statements from governors, members of Congress and elected officials in support of Judge Samuel Alito’s swift confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court.

"I very much hope that our state's senators will vote to confirm Judge Alito… It's a shame Teddy Kennedy didn't have to go through such scrutiny to be a United States Senator or there would be an open seat in Massachusetts right now." – Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee

“I strongly encourage senate members considering a presidential bid to approach this confirmation process with the same fairness and impartiality that Judge Alito has demonstrated, with a vote to confirm him...” - Jordan Hansell, former judicial law clerk for Justice Scalia and member of the Iowa Attorneys for Judge Alito Steering Committee.

"Judge Alito has been candid in his testimony and unfortunately had to endure personal attacks that were not warranted. The Supreme court would only benefit greatly by his confirmation to the Supreme Court." – Nevada Congressman Jim Gibbons

“Sen. Conrad and Sen. Dorgan began this process with a commitment to vote for this nominee based on qualifications. After hours of hearings, one thing that is apparent to any impartial observer is that Sam Alito is a tremendously qualified nominee… I would encourage our senators to stand up in support of Sam Alito, and denounce the shameful tactics of the far-left wing of their party…”

- North Dakota Governor Ed Schafer

The Call for Confirmation:

Arkansas - Governor Mike Huckabee and State Rep. Timothy Hutchison

Colorado - Mike Norton, former US Attorney for Colorado and judicial advisor to US Senators Ben Nighthorse Campbell and Wayne Allard

Iowa - Jordan Hansell, former judicial law clerk for Justice Scalia and member of the Iowa Attorneys for Judge Alito Steering Committee

Louisiana - Jon Gegenheimer, Jefferson Parish Clerk of Court

Maine - Senator Carol Weston

Michigan - Attorney General Mike Cox, Congresswoman Candice Miller, and Richard McLellan, former chair of the Michigan Judicial Review Committee

Nebraska - Nebraska State Senator Ray Aguilar

New Hampshire - Attorney Jim Merrill, Associate at Devine Millimet Law Firm and Cornerstone Policy Research

Nevada - Congressman Jim Gibbons and Senator Warren B. Hardy III

North Dakota - Governor Ed Schafer

Ohio - Chris Long, Executive Director of the Christian Coalition of Ohio

Oregon - Amy Langdon, Executive Director, Oregon Republican Party

Pennsylvania - Jeffrey Lord, a former Reagan White House aide, and author of the book The Borking Rebellion

Rhode Island - Eugene Bernardo, Providence attorney and Steering Committee member of Rhode Islanders for Judge Alito and Rhode Islanders for Judge Alito and RI Judicial Confirmation Network

South Dakota - Sioux Falls attorney Sara Burnette

Virginia - Virginia's Leaders and John Taylor, President, Virginia Institute for Public Policy and State Senator Ken Cuccinelli (R-37th District) and Attorney General-Elect Bob McDonnell

West Virginia - Robert Ryan, attorney with Huddleston Bolen, LLC in Charleston

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