Dems hope to claim all three open seats on Pa.’s highest court

    Tuesday’s election has to be daunting for Republicans running for three open seats on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

    Of the $10.5 million in campaign contributions reported by the seven candidates through Monday, more than three-quarters flowed to the Democrats. TV ads supporting the Democrats are airing more than twice as often as pro-GOP ads.

    Politically, the election is important because of the unprecedented number of openings, the result of resignations by two disgraced justices and the retirement of a third.

    Democrats hope to win all three seats to lock in a majority for at least the next decade that could play a crucial role in the legislative redistricting that will follow the 2020 census. But a low turnout and other factors could get in the way.

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