Raleigh, N.C. — We're told that our state court races are nonpartisan, including the contest for state Supreme Court where Justice Paul Newby is running for re-election against Court of Appeals Judge Sam Ervin IV.
Newby and Ervin both raised a little over $300,000 on their own for their races. But as we've talked about before, Newby has received the backing of the N.C. Justice Coalition, a group run by former Republican Party Chairman Tom Fetzer.
The coalition itself has gotten quite a bit of money from something called Justice for All NC, another PAC with ties to Republicans. Newby is a Republican, Ervin is a Democrat.
Tucked away in Justice for All's campaign donations: $560,000 from the Republican State Leadership Committee.
About that nonpartisan court race...
I'll be writing more on the race for Supreme Court later today.