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About that nonpartisan Supreme Court race

Posted October 30, 2012 11:14 a.m. EDT
Updated October 31, 2012 9:38 a.m. EDT

— 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.