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Buying Time 2020 - Wisconsin

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

Last Updated: February 18, 2020
Published: February 6, 2020

In the primary election on February 18, 2020, three candidates competed for the seat of incumbent Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Daniel Kelly, who was appointed to fill a vacancy on the court and is running for his first full term. Dane County Circuit Judge Jill Karofsky and Law Professor Ed Fallone competed against Kelly in the nonpartisan contest. Kelly and Karofsky recieved the most votes and will compete in the April 7 general election for a 10-year term on the court.

Kantar Media/CMAG: Estimated Total TV Spending: $223,060*

  • Estimated spending by Daniel Kelly: $142,380
  • Estimated spending by Jill Karofsky: $80,680

*Spending figures last updated February 26, 2020

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January 30 – WI Kelly Great Judge

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This ad features Daniel Kelly’s daughter, Anna describing his qualifications, saying that he is a “great judge.”

Sponsor: Daniel Kelly

Estimated Spending: $142,380


February 4 – WI Karofsky Hard to Tell the Difference

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In this ad, Jill Karofsky says that if elected, she will “make decisions based on the law, and its impact on reach people, not corporate donors.”

Sponsor: Jill Karofsky

Estimated Spending: $80,680