Reid Wilson on TV ads by Coalition for Constitutional Values, Alliance for Justice, and People for the American Way

The Hill:

The public air wars over Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor kicked off Wednesday as a liberal coalition announced the first television ad backing President Obama’s high court pick.

The Coalition for Constitutional Values is launching the ad, titled “Justice,” with what they call a “significant” six-figure budget on national cable and broadcast news.

The advertisement uses President Obama’s own words in touting Sotomayor’s qualifications, running through her academic and judicial résumé while calling her a “tough prosecutor” and “distinguished judge” with a “practical understanding of the law.”

It is the first but certainly not the last time the coalition will weigh in on Sotomayor’s side. The group is a collective of organizations including the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, the Alliance for Justice and People for the American Way, among others – the leading liberal organizations that will spend money to advocate for President Obama’s judicial nominees.

Other groups are preparing to launch their own efforts in support of Sotomayor; the National Organization for Women announced shortly after Obama introduced Sotomayor that it would kick off a “Confirm Her” campaign.

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