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Buying Time 2012: Kentucky

This page features Kentucky judicial ads from 2012.

Published: September 12, 2012

For inform­a­tion on Kentuck­y’s spend­ing, and all other tele­vi­sion spend­ing in state supreme court races, click here.

Incum­bent Justice William Scott was up for re-elec­tion in 2012 against Court of Appeals Judge Janet Stumbo. Judge Stumbo previ­ously served on the Supreme Court from 1993–2004, until Scott defeated her in the 2004 race. The campaigns featured a number of mud-sling­ing attack ads that accused Judge Stumbo of “sid[ing] with crim­in­als 59 percent of the time,” and blamed Justice Scott for “airing mislead­ing ads.”

The general elec­tion was held on Novem­ber 6 and Justice William Scott won re-elec­tion.

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Advert­ise­ments


Novem­ber 5, 2012– Campaign Conduct Commit­tee 

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An ad by Janet Stumbo saying, “When Will Scott won’t tell the truth, he disrespects the office he seeks and he disrespects us.”


Novem­ber 1, 2012– Herald Leader Endorsed 

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An ad saying the Lexing­ton Herald-Leader endorsed Janet Stumbo, but found that Will Scot­t’s ads were mislead­ing. 


Octo­ber 31, 2012– In This Campaign  

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Judge Janet Stumbo says, “Fair­ness and impar­ti­al­ity is my vow.” 


Octo­ber 31, 2012– Shot­gun

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An ad by Justice Will T. Scott saying Janet Stumbo “sided with crim­in­als 59 percent of the time.” 


Octo­ber 26, 2012– Sentenced to Death

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An ad by Justice Will T. Scott attack­ing Janet Stumbo, saying she “sided with crim­in­als 50 percent of the time.”


Octo­ber 26, 2012– Fraud Alert

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An ad by Janet Stumbo saying, “Will Scott is airing mislead­ing ads about Judge Janet Stumbo using news­pa­per quotes. Here is what the news­pa­pers previ­ously said.”


Octo­ber 23, 2012– Defeat

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An ad by Justice Will T. Scott saying, “Former Justice Janet Stumbo sided with crim­in­als 59 percent of the time.”


Octo­ber 22, 2012– Decor­ated Trooper

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An ad by Justice Will T. Scott talk­ing about his endorse­ments, saying he “was tough on crime and drugs.”


Octo­ber 10, 2012– Sense of Values

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Justice Janet Stumbo says, “I got my sense of values, of what’s import­ant, from my parents and from my grand­par­ents.”


Septem­ber 10, 2012– Coal Miner’s Daugh­ter

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Justice Janet Stumbo says, “This coal miner’s daugh­ter will do her best to make you proud.”