Report: Special Interest Money Increasing in Judicial Elections

Spending by special interest groups continues to rise in judicial elections, accounting for 27 percent of all the money spent on the races in 2011 and 2012, according to a new report by a Justice at Stake partner organization. This is a sharp increase from the 16 percent seen in the 2003 and 2004 elections, which held the previous high in outside spending. The report has detailed information about judges who raised the most money and donors who gave the most, and it also identifies funding trends. As an example, the report says that during his campaign for chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court in 2012, Roy Moore raised more out-of-state money than any other appeals court judge running in the country. Moore’s campaign took in $265,440 — or 41 percent of his total campaign contributions — from donors in 49 states, the District of Columbia, and Australia and Canada. Gavel Grab has more.

The study closely examines the $53.6 million raised by judicial candidates in that period, up from $45.4 million in 2009-2010 and down from $63.4 million in the last presidential election cycle, 2007-2008.

The report has detailed information about judges who raised the most money and donors who gave the most, and it also identifies these trends

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he study closely examines the $53.6 million raised by judicial candidates in that period, up from $45.4 million in 2009-2010 and down from $63.4 million in the last presidential election cycle, 2007-2008.

The report has detailed information about judges who raised the most money and donors who gave the most,

- See more at: http://www.gavelgrab.org/?p=70075#sthash.VWcyqPJa.dpuf

he study closely examines the $53.6 million raised by judicial candidates in that period, up from $45.4 million in 2009-2010 and down from $63.4 million in the last presidential election cycle, 2007-2008.

The report has detailed information about judges who raised the most money and donors who gave the most,

- See more at: http://www.gavelgrab.org/?p=70075#sthash.VWcyqPJa.dpuf

he study closely examines the $53.6 million raised by judicial candidates in that period, up from $45.4 million in 2009-2010 and down from $63.4 million in the last presidential election cycle, 2007-2008.

The report has detailed information about judges who raised the most money and donors who gave the most,

- See more at: http://www.gavelgrab.org/?p=70075#sthash.VWcyqPJa.dpuf