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Buying Time 2022 – Alabama

This page features Alabama Supreme Court television advertisements from the 2022 election cycle.

Published: May 24, 2022

The terms of two Alabama Supreme Court justices, Kelli Wise (R) and Michael Bolin (R), are due to end on Janu­ary 15, 2023. On May 24, 2022, a Repub­lican primary will be held for Place 5, between Greg Cook and Debra Jones. On Novem­ber 8, 2022, the winner of the Repub­lican primary will face Demo­cratic nominee Anita Kelly in a general elec­tion. For Place 6, Kelli Wise will run unop­posed in the general elec­tion in Novem­ber.

Kantar Media/CMAG: Estim­ated Total TV Spend­ing: $872,740*

  • Estim­ated spend­ing by Greg Cook: $438,080
  • Estim­ated spend­ing by Debra Jones: $434,660

*Spend­ing figures last updated June 7, 2022.


Advert­ise­ments


April 26 – AL Cook Base­ball

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In this ad, Greg Cook says that if elec­ted judge, he would “call balls and strikes instead of legis­lat­ing from the bench” and that he “fought voter fraud” as an attor­ney for the Alabama Repub­lican Party.

Spon­sor: Greg Cook

Estim­ated Spend­ing: $91,480


May 10 – AL Cook Alabama Values

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In this ad, a voiceover says, “the woke mob attacks our Alabama values” and “the woke mob won’t like Greg Cook, but that’s why we need him.”

Spon­sor: Greg Cook

Estim­ated Spend­ing: $216,480


May 10 – AL Cook Stands Out

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In this ad, a voiceover says “Greg Cook stands out in the race for Alabama Supreme Court because Greg Cook believes judges should apply the law as writ­ten, not legis­late from the bench. And Greg Cook is the candid­ate with a track record of defend­ing voting rights and ensur­ing fair elec­tions.”

Spon­sor: Greg Cook

Estim­ated Spend­ing: $64,020


May 11 – AL Jones Pro-Trump Conser­vat­ive Fighter

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In this ad, Debra Jones shoots at a gun at a target and says she once sentenced someone to 1,008 years in prison “because the liber­als would­n’t let me put him under the jail.”

Spon­sor: Debra Jones

Estim­ated Spend­ing: $315,380


May 17 – AL Jones Flam­ing Liber­als

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This ad says, “Judge Debra Jones: a real Alabama conser­vat­ive, just like you” and points out that Greg Cook “went to a liberal law school in Massachu­setts”

Spon­sor: Debra Jones

Estim­ated Spend­ing: $119,280


May 17 – AL Cook Common Sense

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This ad says, “As judge, Jones’s rulings were reversed in over 80 percent of the repor­ted writ­ten opin­ions of higher courts, but on the Supreme Court, her rulings would be final.”

Spon­sor: Greg Cook

Estim­ated Spend­ing: $66,100