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  •  NC Supreme Court race is also key (15+ / 0-)

    Koch money is flooding into this NC judicial race. Republicans hold a 4-3 majority on the NC Supreme Court.

    Spending reported so far:

    Republican State Leadership Committee: $650,000, including an ad saying Hudson sided with child molesters...
    NC Chamber: $225,000, including $50,000 from Koch Ind.
    Levinson (R) campaign: $147,000
    Hudson (D) campaign: $86,000

    Robin Hudson, an associate justice on the state’s highest court since 2007 and a Democrat, faces challenges by two Republicans. They are Eric L. Levinson, a Mecklenburg County Superior Court judge, and Jeanette Doran, a former general counsel and executive director at the N.C. Institute for Constitutional Law, an organization tied to Art Pope, the state’s budget director and a leading financier for conservative candidates.

    Democrats contend that the interest in judicial races by national Republican organizations is part of an attempt to build a firewall around Republican redistricting maps. They also say it protects a recently adopted conservative agenda that faces constitutional challenges on many fronts.

    In addition to the 2011 redistricting maps, the state’s highest court could decide cases about school vouchers, teacher tenure, new election laws that require voter IDs, and issues related to same-sex marriage.

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    Hudson needs a top 2 finish to make the ballot in November.

    Election Day is Nov 4th, 2014 It's time for the Undo button on the 2010 Election.

    by bear83 on Mon May 05, 2014 at 08:00:07 AM PDT

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