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North Carolina PAC Decried for Influx of Outside Money to Support State Supreme Court Justice (Updated)

Former Manager, Quality Judges Initiative

In the sole supreme court race, a super PAC formed by Republican activists is supporting the challenger. Known as N.C. Judicial Coalition, the PAC had spent $1.3 million on TV ads and more than $2 million total for incumbent justice Paul Newby by the final week in October. Another conservative group, Americans for Prosperity, put $250,000 into a direct mail campaign. In a public statement, thirty-nine primarily Democratic lawyers and judges around the state decried the influx of outside money into judicial elections.