Monthly Archives: April 2015


PA Unions Looking to Buy Supreme Court Seats

PA Unions Want To Own the Supreme Court

Just follow the money.  PA Unions Looking to Buy Supreme Court Seats . This graphic shows the desperation and lfting strength of the PA unions in politics.  They have an inordinate pile of money to purchase the seats they think most important.  They are well on track to accomplishing this in the PA Supreme Court races if you do not study the candidates.  Might make more sense to pick from the candidates with the least money in this case.  This is from this story at Politics PA.

If this is how we are going to handle judicial races, it is time we make them run every four years.

 

 

[hide]Pre-primary campaign finance[18]
Candidate Party Cash on hand ($) Highest contribution ($) Contributor(s)
Kevin M. Dougherty Electiondot.pngDemocratic 584,666.22 100,000 Local Union #98 I.B.E.W. Committee On Political Education
David N. Wecht Electiondot.pngDemocratic 546,220.24 25,000 Daniel Berger, Attorney
Michael A. George Ends.pngRepublican 508,459.63 500,000 Gary Lowenthal, Founder, Boyds Bears
John H. Foradora Electiondot.pngDemocratic 391,074.05 100,000 John H. Foradora
Anne Lazarus Electiondot.pngDemocratic 262,093.08 75,000 Anne Lazarus
Christine Donohue Electiondot.pngDemocratic 184,727.00 5,000 Commonwealth Heritage PAC, I.B.E.W. Local 5, Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel and 13 individual donors
Anne Covey Ends.pngRepublican 56,540.38 25,000 PA Future Fund
Correale Stevens Ends.pngRepublican 44,101.58 5,000 Pennsylvania Society of Physicians Assistants, Gillespie, Miscavige, Ferdinand & Baranko LLC and four individual donors
Dwayne D. Woodruff Electiondot.pngDemocratic 29,514.80 5,000 Arthur J. Rooney II, President, Pittsburgh Steelers Football Club
Cheryl Lynn Allen Ends.pngRepublican 17,135.00 10,000 Eldora Ellison, Retired
Judith Olson Ends.pngRepublican 842.06 1,000 Carl G. Grefenstette, Director, Hillman Foundation
Rebecca L. Warren Ends.pngRepublican -2,668.35 5,000 Rebecca L. Warren