Colin Powell, former Secretary of State
Campaign Money Data
Two types of spending have transformed state Supreme Court elections in the last decade.
Candidate fundraising more than doubled, from $83.3 million nationally in 1990-1999 to $206.9 million in 2000-2009, as Supreme Court candidates were thrust into a financial arms race.
Independent TV campaigns, waged by special interest groups and party organizations outside of the candidates' control, often have outspent the candidates on the ballot.
To Learn More:
- Chart of state-by-state campaign fund-raising, 2000-08 (states ranked by amount spent)
- Chart of state-by-state campaign fund-raising, 2000-08 (states in alphabetical order)
- See Money & Elections