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PAC Targets GOP Candidates for Appellate Court in Mt. Vernon

November 5, 2016

MOUNT VERNON, Ill. (AP) – A political action committee largely funded by civil-litigation attorneys has amassed nearly $1 million for a late advertising push against two Republicans seeking seats on the state appellate court for southern Illinois.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports Fair Courts Now formed on Oct. 11 and raised about $930,000 as of Wednesday, mostly from plaintiff attorneys in St. Louis and Metro East suburbs.

The PAC’s expenditures consisted largely of mailings and ad buys opposing incumbent 5th District Appellate Court Justice Randy Moore of Carterville and Madison County Circuit Judge John Barberis. Both are Republicans.

Moore is being challenged by Democrat Jo Beth Weber, a circuit judge in Jefferson County. Barberis is running against Brad K. Bleyer, a Democrat and judge serving in the 1st Judicial Circuit.

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