Of the three Democratic nominees for State Supreme Court, two are very well known.
Actually, it would be more accurate to say they have famous last names. David Wecht is the son of noted forensic pathologist Cyril Wecht while Kevin Dougherty is the brother of Philly labor leader John Dougherty.
That leaves the third nominee, Christine Donohue, at a bit of a disadvantage. Her campaign is seeking to remedy that with her first web video.
The one minute and forty-five second ad, titled “Integrity”, focuses a great deal on her family background.
Donohue talks about her father, a union coalminer, and her mother, a union seamstress, and the values they taught her. She then transitions to her vision of what the people want in their judges.
“One of the reasons I enjoy being on the campaign trail is because it’s just such a good reminder of how diverse this commonwealth of Pennsylvania is,” Donohue concludes. “They all want essentially the same things from a judge. They a judge that is fair, who is going to apply the law equal, whether they’re rich or poor.”
Donohue, Dougherty and Wecht are running for three open seats on the PA Supreme Court against GOP nominees Anne Covey, Michael George and Judy Olson.