In 2010, candidates for one seat on Idaho’s Supreme Court spent an estimated $26,200 on 336 airings of television advertisements — more than a third of the $69,159 that candidates and outside groups combined spent on TV ads during a full decade from 2000–2009. The 2010 spending took place in a race between incumbent Justice Roger Burdick and challenger John Bradbury; Justice Burdick defeated Bradbury with approximately 58% of the vote in an election held on March 19, 2010. One other seat on the Idaho Supreme Court, held by Justice Jim Jones, was also open in 2010. Justice Jones retained his seat when no candidates challenged him.
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May 19, 2010 – Served Idaho 2
Another experience ad from Burdick.
May 13, 2010 – Served Idaho
Judge Burdick touts his experience.
May 13, 2010 – Experience
Judge Burdick describes his job history.
April 4, 2010 – Prompt Decisions
Bradbury claims that court decisions should be more prompt.
April 4, 2010 – Complaints
Bradbury supports transparency for complaints against judges.
April 4, 2010 – Traffic Ticket
Bradbury supports Saturday court hours for more convenient resolution of traffic tickets.
Betsy Z. Russell, Last-Minute Attack Targets Idaho Court Candidate, The Spokesman-Review, May 24, 2010.