Here’s who’s bankrolling Pennsylvania’s judicial races

By ANDREW SEIDMAN

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER | OCT 31, 2019 | 10:41 AM

Democrats, Republicans, and special interest groups have poured at least $2 million into television ads in an otherwise quiet race for two statewide appellate judgeships in Pennsylvania, according to a media buyer.

Four candidates are seeking election Tuesday to two open seats on the 15-member Superior Court, which typically sits in three-judge panels in Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh, and hears thousands of appeals every year on civil and criminal cases, as well as family matters. Most of its decisions stand; only a select few are taken up by the state Supreme Court for review.

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