High Court Contests: Competition, Controversy and Cash in Pennsylvania & Wisconsin


Publication Date: April 2009

Publisher: National Institute on Money in State Politics (U.S.)

Author(s): Linda Casey

Research Area: Justice; Politics

Keywords: supreme court; appelate court

Type: Report

Coverage: Wisconsin Pennsylvania


Fund raising for the 2007 and 2008 judicial elections in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin fell in line with the national trend of increasingly expensive judicial races. Highly competitive and contentious contests in both states resulted in significantly more spending than in previous elections.