Pa. Supreme Court candidates sink millions into TV ads

Written by The Associated Press | Oct 29, 2015 8:47 AM

(Harrisburg) -- A new analysis shows the Democrat candidates for state Supreme Court have aired far more campaign ads on broadcast TV than their Republican competitors.

The candidates spent roughly $5 million on air time through Monday, according to the Washington-based Center for Public Integrity, which analyzed political advertising data from media tracking firm Kantar Media/CMAG.

It released the results today

The center says outside groups spent about $1.5 million to influence the race.

The analysis shows Kevin Dougherty, a Philadelphia judge, spent the most -- nearly $2 million for about 3,700 airings of his spots.

In second place, fellow Democrat David Wecht, a Superior Court judge, spent more than $1 million for about 2,300 airings.

The biggest Republican spender, Adams County Judge Mike George, paid about $250,000 for about 1,000 airings.

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