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Buying Time 2024 – Alabama

This page features Alabama Supreme Court television advertisements from the 2024 election cycle.

Published: February 26, 2024

On March 5, 2024, Alabama held a Republican primary election for the Chief Justice position on the Alabama Supreme Court. They are competing to fill the seat currently held by Chief Justice Tom Parker who is retiring due to reaching the state’s mandatory retirement age. Justice Sarah Stewart defeated former Alabama state senator Bryan Taylor in the primary and will advance to the general election on November 5, 2024. 

Total Estimated TV Spending: $975,340

Candidates:  

  • Estimated spending by Sarah Stewart: $904,210 
  • Estimated spending by Bryan Taylor: $71,130

Outside groups: 

  • Reported spending by Fair Courts America: $647,900 

Advertisements 

March 1 – NEVER BEEN A JUDGE 

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In this ad, a voiceover says: “Bryan Taylor stood with gun-grabbing liberals when he had the chance to defend our constitutional rights” 

Sponsor: Sarah Stewart 

Estimated Spending: $119,260


February 29 – DONALD TRUMP 

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In this ad, a voiceover says: “Conservative Republican Sarah Stewart will be a Chief Justice President Trump can be proud of.” 

Sponsor: Sarah Stewart 

Estimated Spending: $124,520 


February 23 – RIGHT CHOICE 

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In this ad, a voiceover says: “If you like Trump’s judges, you’ll love Bryan Taylor.” 

Sponsor: Fair Courts America 

Reported Spending: $647,900


February 22 – FOLLOW THE LAW 

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In this ad, a voiceover says: “A Trump-tough conservative, patriot, and constitutional lawyer, Bryan Taylor will fight to end the weaponization of our justice system.” 

Sponsor: Bryan Taylor 

Estimated Spending: $71,130 


February 21 – TOUGH ON CRIME JUDGE 

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In this ad, a voiceover says: “Republicans can trust Justice Sarah Stewart to keep us safe and protect our rights.” 

Sponsor: Sarah Stewart 

Estimated Spending: $660,430