Outside money wins big in West Virginia Supreme Court election

http://www.southernstudies.org/2016/05/outside-money-wins-big-in-west-virginia-supreme-co.html

Despite a public financing program and an election recently changed to be nonpartisan, West Virginia’s recent state Supreme Court race was flooded with outside money. Independent groups spent over $3.5 million, and the biggest beneficiary won by a landslide. Image: <img height="381" alt="&lt;p&gt;In the recent West Virginia Supreme Court race, Justice Brent Benjamin, far right, lost his seat to Beth Walker, who benefited from most of the more than &lt;span&gt;$3.5 million that outside groups spent on the contest.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt; " width="476" src="http://www.southernstudies.org/sites/default/files/images/2016justices_0.jpg?1463158057"> In the recent West Virginia Supreme Court race, Justice Brent Benjamin, far right, lost his seat to Beth Walker, who benefited from most of the more than $3.5 million that outside groups spent on the contest. Appreciate this post? Please donate & share below. Donate » Tweet » Share » Email » Reddit » Image Caption: &lt;p>In the recent West Virginia Supreme Court race, Justice Brent Benjamin, far right, lost his seat to Beth Walker, who benefited from most of the more than&nbsp;&lt;span>$3.5 million that outside groups spent on the contest.&lt;/span>&lt;/p> read more

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