The 11th hour ad blitz from Supreme Court Justices Ron Castille and Max Baer cost them (combined) more than $300K, according to a statewide analysis by media-trackers CMAG.
The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU released the figures. Said a statement:
In the face of politicized anti-retention efforts, Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justices used television advertisements to help keep their seats in what are generally considered low-key judicial races.
Chief Justice Ron Castille and Justice Max Baer shelled out an estimated $317,500 on TV advertisements in support of their campaigns, according to Kantar Media/CMAG estimates released by the Brennan Center for Justice and Justice at Stake. Chief Justice Castille spent an estimated $66,000 while Justice Baer spent an estimated $251,000. Both Justices retained their seats: Chief Justice Castille with 68 percent of the vote and Justice Baer with 71 percent.