Three seats on the Supreme Court are up for election and it is extremely critical for the Republican Party to maintain control.
I highlighted on Oct. 7 how important this race is and now I will show you why.
Union contributions to the three Democratic candidates ($2.1 million of their $5.9 million total) equal about $500,000 more than all contributions to Republican candidates.
It is important to note: The “Committee for a Better Tomorrow” – which is the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association’s political action committee contributed $375,000 to the Democratic candidates in comparison to the $10,000 they gave to the Republican candidates.**
I have been reporting over the last two years that the public sector unions are choking off any meaningful reforms in Harrisburg.
It is imperative for everyone to understand that even if we have a Republican majority in the Senate, House, and a Republican governor, any meaningful reforms we pass over the next 20 years could be challenged and overturned.
Do not expect pension reform or property tax reform to be passed if the Supreme Court has a Democratic majority because someone could file a legal action and challenge the reforms.
A similar situation recently happened in Illinois – the Governor of Illinois signed pension reform legislation in 2013 which was overturned this year by the Illinois Supreme Court.
The union influence in Harrisburg is staggering and it is the number one reason why we cannot get financial reforms passed.
I cannot reinforce enough how critical it is for you to get out and vote on Tuesday, Nov. 3.
While there are other important races on the ballot, this is the most important race we will see in our lifetime.
Judges on the Supreme Court serve for 10 years and then they can run for retention – another 10 year term – which is a simple vote and judges rarely lose retention.
We must rally around our Republican candidates and get them over the finish line on Tuesday, November 3rd!
Please support Republicans Ann Covey, Mike George, and Judy Olson. Click on each of their names to learn more about them.
Sen. Wagner represents the 28th District in the Pennsylvania Senate.