Friday, November 2, 2012

Candidates for three Texas Supreme Court seats raised $2.8 million through the eve of Tuesday's election. Viable candidates include incumbent GOP Justices Don Willett and Nathan Hecht (who confronts a poorly funded Democrat). Incumbent Justice David Medina looks like the latest victim of the racial profiling that too many GOP primary voters inflict on candidates with Spanish surnames. Despite a huge cash advantage, Medina lost a Republican runoff to John Devine, whose top supporters now include a plaintiff attorney and a strip-club mogul.

The latest Lobby Watch delves into money, ethnicity and the Supremes here .