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WI Court Candidate Unflappable About Controversial Videos

A series of controversial YouTube videos could spell trouble for Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate and lemon law attorney, Vince Megna. He is running against Justice Patience Roggensack and Marquette University law professor Ed Fallone in the upcoming February 19 primary.

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Megna says he believes his videos will keep his critics from commenting on the fact that he has no experience as a judge. “I’ve given them so much more to talk about that they’re not going to bring up me not being a judge,” he said.

In 2011, Megna produced the videos to poke fun at Gov. Scott Walker and conservative lawmakers after he testified before legislative committees on a bill limiting fees that attorneys can gain from car dealers, the article says.

The Journal Sentinel says that a video posted in April 2012 shows Megna “jokingly” attempting to convince people to donate money to keep Walker out of Waupun Correctional Institution.

In another from October, Megna attacks the son of U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Thompson, Jason Thompson, for declaring an opportunity to send President  Obama back to Kenya.

Megna’s book, “Lap Dancers Don’t Take Checks,” is also drawing attention for its cover image with a woman clad only in a thong lying on a table in front of him, the article says.

Neither Fallone nor Roggensack have commented on the videos or used them against Megna. In a statement, Roggensack said that voters should “decide which candidate has the best experience to do the work of a Supreme Court justice.”

Megna seems unfazed about the potential pitfalls from his videos. “I’m not too concerned about the people who are going to see it as offensive because they’re not going to vote for me anyway,” he said.

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