Pennsylvanians will change the course of state history on Tuesday when they elect three new members to the state's highest court. Yet despite the power of that body, despite a historic high of three open seats and despite record campaign contributions, judicial elections typically produce low-information, low-profile races. “We have possibly the most important election in the state during a year where most voters don't even bother to come out to vote, let alone pay attention,” said Jeff Brauer, political science professor at
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - For the Republicans running for three open seats on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Tuesday's election has to be daunting. Of the $10.5 million in campaign contributions reported by the seven candidates through Monday, more than three-quarters flowed to the Democrats. And in a campaign in which paid media plays a key role in defining the candidates, TV ads supporting the Democrats were airing more than twice as often as pro-GOP ads through Monday, based on an analysis by the Washington-based Center for Public Integrity of commercials sponsored by the candidates and two outside political committees on opposite sides in the race. Politically, the election is important because of the unprecedented number of openings on the seven-seat court, the result of resignations by two disgraced justices and the retirement of a third.
- Does she need to serve every single child?
WHEN: November 9, 2015, 7 PM
WHERE: Community Broadcast Center, 67 Bedford Square, Pittsburgh PA 15203
COST: Free. Register to attend.
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Hershey Lodge and Convention Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania
House Majority Leader Rep. Dave Reed, (717) 705-7173
Senate President Pro Tempore Sen. Joe Scarnati, (717) 787-7084
Senate Majority Leader Sen. Jake Corman, (717) 787-1377