Dems outraise GOP in race for the state’s high court

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The Democratic candidates for three open seats on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court are raising so much money that even the state Republican Party chairman says he’s alarmed.

The Democratic nominees raised $2.4 million between early June and mid-September – seven times more than their GOP foes – with the lion’s share coming from labor unions and Philadelphia trial lawyers.

Of the $8.2 million contributed to Supreme Court candidates since the beginning of the year, Democrats took in $6.4 million contrasted with $1.6 million for Republicans.

Republican chairman Rob Gleason says the GOP is stepping up its fundraising to augment the efforts of the individual nominees. He’s also hoping for indirect assistance from national, conservative-leaning political groups, including billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch’s Americans for Prosperity.

The general election is Nov. 3.

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