Boris Feldman is supporting “the real conservative” in the 2008 presidential campaign.
Feldman, a partner at Silicon Valley's Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, on Friday was named one of three national leaders of the Lawyers for Fred Thompson coalition.
The former Tennessee senator has tried to distinguish himself as the anti-liberal among Republicans, but he was running fourth in a recent poll of likely voters in California's Republican Party primary. “Sen. Thompson understands exactly the limited role an independent judiciary should play in our government,” Feldman said in a campaign press release. “He is committed to appointing strict constructionist judges who faithfully interpret the law, not legislate from the bench. It is a great honor to serve as his co-chair of Lawyers for Fred."
If Feldman is going to boost Thompson's numbers in California, or even at his own firm, he may have to convince some lawyers to drop other candidates first. After all, Larry Sonsini and his wife recently donated $4,600 to the John McCain campaign, and Wilson CEO John Roos is backing Barrack Obama.
The others heading Lawyers for Fred are Victoria Toensing, a Washington, D.C., attorney who worked as a deputy assistant attorney general in the Reagan administration, and Charles Trost, a tax attorney at Nashville, Tenn.'s Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis.
— Matthew Hirsch