Political Note #117 Tom Malinowski NJ CD 07

Tom Malinowski interned for New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley. He went west for university and earned a Rhodes Scholarship at the University of California, Berkeley. He worked for New York Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, then left to earn an M.Phil. from Oxford. He worked for the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna and then the Ford Foundation. He worked in the State Department writing speeches for Secretaries of State Warren Christopher and Madelaine Albright. Under Clinton he became Senior Director of the National Security Council managing international communications and writing foreign policy speeches for the President. With Democrats out of office, he became the head of the Washington office of Human Rights Watch. For over a decade, he was a leading opponent of the US use of torture, of tyranny in Myanmar, and of groups like the Taliban.

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Political Note #201 Debbie Mucarsel-Powell FL CD 26

Debbie Mucarsel's mother left a prosperous, but apparently, dangerous life in Ecuador with her several daughters. An immigrant to California at age fourteen, Debbie Mucarsel-Powell would watch her mother work two jobs to keep going. She would watch her three older sisters become Americans. She would figure out what works in North America, what allows people to become successful.

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Political Note #197 Lisa Neubauer WI Supreme Court

Lisa Neubauer is running to be on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. She is now the Chief Judge of the Wisconsin Appeals Court. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and The University of Chicago Law School where she was a member of The Law School’s honor society. She served as a Clerk in the US District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin and was In private practice for twenty years in a Milwaukee firm. She specialized in Environmental Cleanup Litigation. Although judicial elections are non-partisan, Neubauer's election would allow her to replace a Democrat who is retiring and would leave the Court with a 4-3 Republican majority.

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