We’ve had a couple of lively discussions so far (here and also here) on campaign financing in the race for state Supreme Court between Courtney Henry and Judge John Fogleman.

Attention was drawn to medical/insurance/nursing home contributions in Henry’s early reporting, particularly a $70,000 or so bundle of nursing home contributions.

Questions about that have prompted a response to supporters from Courtney Henry’s husband, Mark. He notes his father is a Fayetteville physician, one reason for the support of other doctors. He doesn’t directly address the nursing home money. He notes that many trial lawyers “who routinely sue doctors” have contributed to Fogleman, but discounts that as a negative. He said he’s represented both sides in lawsuits and Henry’s contributors similarly represent both plaintiff and defense bar. He discusses, too, the general concerns about the influence of money on judicial races. The letter follows: