Blue Cross and Reynolds Tobacco are teaming up with the Koch brothers to take over North Carolina’s Supreme Court. That sounds sensational but an article in today’s New York Times documents over $1 million that business and right-wing groups have spent just in the primary to defeat incumbent Justice Robin Hudson. Buying a seat is cheap compared to one in the US Senate; in fact, you can get a four-seat majority on NC’s high court for less than Kay Hagan’s seat – or you can go after both goals if you’re a billionaire with no scruples. The sleazy ad attacking Robin Hudson (“siding with child molesters”) should make reputable business leaders recoil against the campaign financed by Koch interests, Art Pope’s allies, and others through an arm of the NC Chamber of Commerce and the Republican State Leadership Committee.
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