Maida Milone, who heads Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts, said it was unfortunate to see such mixed messages in judicial ads. But by her lights, it’s unfortunate to see judicial ads at all.
“This is not a Sallie Mundy issue: It’s an issue of the system,” said Ms. Milone, whose organization favors appointing, rather than electing, judges. “If you have partisan elections, you’re going to have partisan advertising.”
Read more at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Are you good with names? Try these.
Carolyn Nichols, Maria McLaughlin, Deborah Anne Kunselman, and Geoff Moulton. If you don’t recognize these try another group: Wade Kagarise, Craig Stedman, Emil Giordano, and Mary Murray.
Still a little fuzzy about who they are? You are not alone.
Probably 95 percent of the voters heading to the voting booths on Nov. 7 won’t recognize them either. The first four names are the Democratic candidates for the state Superior Court. The latter four names are the Republican candidates for the same court.
Read more at City&State PA.
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