Just under two weeks out from Election Day and the campaign is heating up.
The PA Republican Party released a new video, titled “For Sale”, that accuses the Democratic State Supreme Court nominees of being bought by special interests.
They even created a website, SpecialInterestJudges.com.
“Democrat special interests think the Courts are for sale,” the narrator begins before noting that the candidates have accepted money from Philadelphia trial lawyers and labor unions.
The web spot also uses a quote from one of the Democratic candidates, Kevin Dougherty, where he said that fundraising is a necessary evil. The video then stamps a red “EVIL” over the screen in classic negative ad fashion.
“Stop Dougherty, Donohue and Wecht,” the narrator concludes. “The courts shouldn’t be for sale.”
There are three open seats on the PA Supreme Court up for grabs on Nov. 3. The Democratic nominees are Christine Donohue, Kevin Dougherty and David Wecht. The Republican nominees are Anne Covey, Michael George and Judith Olson. An independent, Paul Panepinto, is also running.