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Buying Time 2015 – Kentucky

This page features campaign advertisements from Kentucky’s 2015 state supreme court elections.

Published: November 10, 2015

On November 3, Judge Sam Wright won the open seat on the Kentucky Supreme Court that was created by the resignation of Justice Will T. Scott. Judge Wright earned 52% of the vote. Judge Wright ran in a nonpartisan race against Kentucky Court of Appeals Judge Janet L. Stumbo.

Estimated Total Spending: $1,640

  • Estimated spending by Janet Stumbo: $1,640

*Spending figures last updated on November 10, 2015

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October 27 - Pledge

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This ad praises Stumbo for signing a pledge to run an honorable campaign and criticizes her opponent for failing to do so.

Sponsor: Janet Stumbo

Estimated Spending: $310

October 25 - Recent Events

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Stumbo promises “I will seek to to make the lawyer disciplinary process completely transparent.”

Sponsor: Janet Stumbo

Estimated Spending: $1,330


Claire Galofaro, 2 Judges in Heated Fight for Kentucky Supreme Court Seat, Associated Press via the San Francisco Chronicle, October 30, 2015. 


All data on ad airings and spending on ads are calculated and prepared by Kantar Media/CMAG, which captures satellite data in the nation’s largest media markets. CMAG’s estimates do not reflect ad agency commissions or the costs of producing advertisements, nor do they reflect the cost of ad buys on local cable channels. Cost estimates are revised by Kantar Media/CMAG when it receives updated data, resulting in some fluctuations in the reported ad spending.