Less than a decade ago, North Carolina instituted a public financing program for appellate judicial elections that was hailed as a nationwide model. But it’s being tested this year by the state Supreme Court race between incumbent Justice Paul Newby, and his challenger, Court of Appeals Judge Sam Ervin.
Supporters of incumbent Justice Paul Newby hope this 30-second television ad will help people remember Newby’s name when they vote.
Ad:" Paul Newby, he’s a tough old judge respected everywhere. Paul Newby- justice tough but fair."