NC Supreme Court Candidates Raise 3.7 Million

North Carolina Supreme Court Candidate have raised more than $3.5 million this election cycle.  Below are the numbers including all 3rd Quarter Reports and most current 48 hours reports.  

With the loss of judicial public financing, candidates for NC Supreme Court have been forced to dial for dollars in a big way.  This election is shaping up to be the most expensive Supreme Court races in North Carolina's history.  

Mark Martin 640,653.68
Ola Lewis 190,574.02
Bob Hunter 382,049.34
Sam Ervin 643,170.83
Robin Hudson 704,092.21
Eric Levinson 555,157.51
Cheri Beasley 280,220.32
Mike Robinson 376,595.64
Jeanette Doran 11,991.34
Total 3,784,504.89

“This is undeniable proof that politicians in Raleigh had no business eliminating our popular judicial public financing program,” said Melissa Price Kromm, director of North Carolina Voters for Clean Elections.  “Under public financing, judicial candidates spent more time talking to voters.  Instead of talking to voters, judicial candidates spent this campaign raising money, often from parties who will be appearing before the court, and now the public has to worry about which special interests helped put them on the bench.”