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Buying Time 2012: Ohio

This page features Ohio judicial ads of 2012.

Published: October 1, 2012

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

There were three positions on the Ohio Supreme Court that were up for election in 2012, two full-term seats and one partial-term seat that expires on December 31, 2014. The first seat, with a term commencing on January 1, 2012, had two candidates—incumbent Justice Terrence O’Donnell (R) and Michael Skindell (D). Incumbent Justice Robert Cupp (R) and William O’Neill (D) were competing for the second seat, which had a term commencing on January 2, 2012. The partial-term seat had two candidates as well—incumbent Yvette McGee Brown (D), who was appointed to the seat on an interim basis, and Sharon Kennedy (R). While Ohio does not have partisan judicial elections, candidates are allowed to disclose their party affiliations.

The general election was held on November 6. Terrence O’Donnell was elected to the term starting Jan. 1 2013, William O’Neill was elected to the term commencing Jan. 2, 2012, and Sharon Kennedy was elected to the interim term expiring Dec. 31, 2014. For the seats without a partial term, justices serve for six years.

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October 31, 2012 - Compare 2

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An ad sponsored by the campaign of Justice Robert Cupp comparing him to his opponent.


October 30, 2012 - Disturbing Information

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An ad sponsored by the Ohio Republican Party promoting Robert Cupp, saying he will "protect crime victims."


October 30, 2012 - Raised

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An ad sponsored by the Partnership for Ohio's Future supporting Robert Cupp for being "one of Ohio's finest legal minds."


October 29, 2012 - Raised by a Single Mom

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An ad by Yvette McGee Brown on her early life experience and her ability to work with her six Republican colleagues.


October 26, 2012 - When Crime Occurs 2

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An ad by the Ohio Republican Party saying Robert Cupp "will protect victims of violent crime."


October 25, 2012 - Former Police Officer 2

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An ad by Sharon Kennedy saying, "As a judge, [she] upholds the law with integrity."


October 25, 2012 - Victims Deserve Justice

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An ad by the Ohio Republican Party saying, "When crime occurs, victims deserve justice."


October 24, 2012 - Kennedy and Cupp

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A combined ad for Sharon Kennedy and Robert Cupp including "When Crime Occurs 1" and "Former Police Officer 1."


October 24, 2012 - When Crime Occurs 1

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An ad by the Ohio Republican Party saying Robert Cupp "will protect victims of violent crime."


October 24, 2012 - Former Police Officer 1

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An ad by Sharon Kennedy saying, "As a judge, [she] upholds the law with integrity."


October 23, 2012 - Upholds the Law

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An ad by Sharon Kennedy saying she "has the right experience for Ohio Supreme Court."


September 24, 2012 - Compare

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An ad sponsored by the campaign of Justice Robert Cupp comparing him to his opponent.


September 24, 2012 - 32 Years

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An ad sponsored by the campaign of Justice Terrance O'Donnell discussing his 32 years of experience.


News

David Skolnick, Six Vie for 3 Seats on Ohio Supreme Court, Youngstown News, October 23, 2012.