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Buying Time 2020 – Nevada

This page features Nevada Supreme Court television advertisements from the 2020 election cycle.

Last Updated: October 19, 2020
Published: October 8, 2020

Two seats on the Nevada Supreme Court are up for nonpartisan election on November 3, 2020. A primary election took place on June 9, 2020. For Seat B, incumbent Justice Kris Pickering is running unopposed in the general election after defeating attorney Esther Rodriguez and Supreme Court Settlement Judge Thomas Christensen in the primary election. For Seat D, incumbent Justice Mark Gibbons is not running for reelection. State assembly member Ozzie Fumo and District Court Judge Douglas Herndon will compete for Gibbons’ seat in the general election. Fumo and Herndon moved onto the general election after receiving a higher percentage of the votes than former state assembly member Erv Nelson in the primary.

Kantar Media/CMAG: Estimated Total TV Spending: $258,240*

  • Estimated spending by Ozzie Fumo: $91,720
  • Estimated spending by Douglas Herndon: $150,550
  • Estimated spending by Judge the Judges PAC: $15,970

*Spending figures last updated October 19, 2020

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September 24 – Only One Candidate

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This ad says that “only one candidate for supreme court is endorsed by law enforcement, Judge Doug Herndon.”

Sponsor: Douglas Herndon

Estimated Spending: $111,160


September 25 – Doug Herndon Committed

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This ad says that Doug Herndon “committed prosecution misconduct” and that “he hid evidence that caused an innocent man to spend 22 years in jail.” The ad ends with an endorsement of Ozzie Fumo’s candidacy.

Sponsor: Ozzie Fumo

Estimated Spending: $37,430


September 25 – My Name is Douglas

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In his ad, Ozzie Fumo says that “Doug Herndon sent Fred Steese, an innocent man, to prison for a crime he didn’t commit” and ends with Fumo asking for support in his bid for a seat on the Nevada Supreme Court.

Sponsor: Ozzie Fumo

Estimated Spending: $50,120


October 8 – First Generation SP

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This is a Spanish language ad endorsing Ozzie Fumo for the Nevada Supreme Court.

Sponsor: Ozzie Fumo

Estimated Spending: $4,170


October 15 – Judges Impact Our Lives

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In his ad, Douglas Herndon says “the Nevada Supreme Court is not a training Supreme Court is not a training ground” and that he is “the only judge in the race for the Nevada Supreme Court.”

Sponsor: Douglas Herndon

Estimated Spending: $39,390


October 15 – Effective Criminal Defense Lawyer

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In this says that “Ozzie Fumo is an effective criminal defense lawyer but he doesn’t have any experience as a judge” and that “the Nevada Supreme Court is no place for beginners. Worse, Ozzie Fumo acknowledged he would have to recuse himself on issues that come before the court now.”

Sponsor: Judge the Judges PAC

Estimated Spending: $15,970