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It turns out that John Roos isn’t the only Democrat at Palo Alto, Calif.-based Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Nor is the partner and former muckety-muck for Sen. Bill Bradley’s abandoned presidential campaign the only Wilson lawyer with a politico for a buddy. Now there’s Maurine Murtagh, who joined Wilson as an associate in June 1999. But she’s been placing her bets on a different Dem altogether. Murtagh is a Hillary Rodham Clinton fan and has sent her at least $1,000. “I respect and admire her,” Murtagh said. Her support stems from her longtime friendship with the would-be New York Senator’s famous husband, President Bill Clinton. The 54-year-old Murtagh, who attended law school after many years in different careers, was college chums with Clinton while they were undergraduates at Georgetown University in the 1960s. She even double-dated with the president-to-be — she with his roommate and he with hers. And they’ve kept in touch over the years, dining at the White House on occasion while she and her now-retired investment banker husband lived in Washington, D.C. She even shot the breeze with the prez as recently as September during one of his rare campaign appearances for local Democrats. “We talked about my mother’s house — he knows my mom,” Murtagh said. Murtagh has supported Bill as well as his wife over the years. She recalls sending about $100 to his first gubernatorial campaign and has been supportive ever since. And as for the presidential election, Murtagh is an Al Gore supporter — sending some $15,000 to the Democratic National Committee in the past year. “In my view, it’s an important election,” Murtagh said.

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