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.