Campaign ads in the multimillion-dollar race for three open seats on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court won’t get any more polite than those aired this week by the Democratic candidates.
The spots are designed to introduce the candidates, all lower-court judges who are not household names, and cover a lot of complicated ground in 30 seconds. They emphasize the candidates’ solid track records, good character and positive ratings from a state bar panel, while music plays in the background.
There is no fist-pounding or negative language — and no mention of the Republican team at all.
Still, each ad has its unique style and seeks to define the candidates in ways they believe will sway the small proportion of voters expected to cast ballots in the Nov. 3 election.