For years, John Edwards has relied on the support and deep pockets of his fellow trial lawyers -- long one of the most sought-after groups for political giving -- to help get him elected, first to the Senate and later when he made a run at the White House. But as Edwards mounts a new presidential bid, he is struggling to attract plaintiffs lawyers beyond his stable of longtime donors, just as other Democratic candidates, such as Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, have been wooing the plaintiffs bar.
Obama Makes Inroads Into Edwards' Trial Lawyer Base
April 9, 2007