In its October 25 issue, Arkansas Business published an article detailing the amount of money spent on Supreme Court races in Arkansas. The articles provides a thorough analysis on the issue of money and judicial elections, both on the state level and from a national perspectives. Some statistics of note:
- Out of the 22 states that hold competitive elections for Supreme Court, Arkansas ranked 18th in spending between 2000 and 2009.
- In the election for Supreme Court Position 6, decided in May, Judge Courtney Henry raised $574,738 and borrowed $111,030, and Judge John Fogleman raised $302,564 and borrowed $26,869.
- In the election for Supreme Court Position 3, the runoff for which will be held next week, Judge Karen Baker has raised $48,898 and borrowed $250,000, and Judge Tim Fox has raised $322,249 and borrowed $100,010. These numbers are updated through September.
Click here for a link to the article.