A few candidates have raised the issue of medical liability lawsuits driving up the cost of medical malpractice insurance. In the Old Pueblo, specialists have left the area reportedly due to this problem leaving patients to wait months to see one of a few remaining physicians that can help. Due to the extreme shortage of specialists, prices for some have been driven up even further.
The sugar daddy list suggests why this problem is not being addressed. In the CD8 race, Patty Weiss tops the list with her number one contribution source being trial lawyers. With Gabby Giffords, trial lawyers show up number two.
On the Republican side, one candidate appears to be courting trial lawyers. That's Steve Huffman who relies on them as his number two source of contributions.
Of these candidates, Weiss is in fair condition, but slipping fast. Gabby looks to be the only one of the three that will survive the primary. Huffman's campaign is still on life support with Huffman trying to reincarnate himself as a conservative. None of these candidates has raised the issue of tort reform. The challenge they all face is how do so without alienating the hands that feed their campaigns.