Judicial Campaign Spending

According to the Brennan Center for Justice, television ad spending for state Supreme Court candidate races surpassed $29.7 million in 2012. This was a record.

“Political parties and outside groups have dominated TV spending this election season, and are responsible for nearly 70% of the approximately $8.9 million that has been spent on TV ads since the start of September, according to data provided by TNS Media Intelligence/CMAG.”

Spending on state high court elections has skyrocketed in recent years. How has the growing expense of local judicial elections changed the way you campaign or fundraise?