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BISMARCK, N.D. (Legal Newsline) - A group being funded by trial lawyer heavyweights is working with Heidi Heitkamp, a former North Dakota attorney general, on her U.S. Senate campaign.

Among the lawyers making donations are Timothy Bailey of Bucci, Bailey & Javins in Charleston.

Writing on SayAnythingBlog.com, Rob Port found that a group called Justice 2012 is raising funds for and spending money on behalf of Heitkamp's campaign. She was attorney general from 1993-2000, when many state attorneys general forged relationships with private attorneys for the purpose of suing the tobacco industry.

She is seeking a Senate seat being vacated by the retiring Kent Conrad.

"Who is Justice 2012?" Port wrote. "The s(h)ort answer is that it appears to be a front group, chaired by a liberal activist named Judith Zamore who is linked to Democrat Senator Sherrod Brown, existing to funnerl trial lawyer money into four Democrat campaigns including Heitkamp's."

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