StateRaceTotal Amount RaisedMajor Contributors

Michigan**

$4,982,888
Total Contributions

3
Open Seats
David Viviano (R)* vs.$887,034.10Business (MI Chamber of Commerce, MI Farm Bureau); Lawyers & Lobbyists; Finance, Insurance & Real Estate; MI Republican Party
Deborah Thomas (D) vs.$78,550.00Lawyers & Lobbyists; Labor (AFSCME, SEIU)
Kerry Morgan (L)$0.00N/A
Brian Zahra (R)* vs.$953,819.64Business (MI Chamber of Commerce, MI Farm Bureau); Lawyers & Lobbyists; Finance, Insurance & Real Estate; MI Republican Party
James Robert Redford (R) vs.$425,892.57Business (MI Chamber of Commerce, MI Farm Bureau); Lawyers & Lobbyists; Finance, Insurance & Real Estate; MI Republican Party
Bill Murphy (D) vs.$390,342.72Lawyers & Lobbyist; MI Democratic Party; Health Professionals
Richard Bernstein (D)* vs.$2,247,248.92Lawyers & Lobbyists; MI Democratic Party; Self-Funding
Doug Dern (NLP)$0.00N/A

North Carolina

$3,924,278
Total Contributions

4
Open Seats
Cheri Beasley* vs.$363,784.18Lawyers & Lobbyists; Self-Funding
Mike Robinson$395,085.82Business (Retail, Construction); Lawyers & Lobbyists; Finance, Insurance & Real Estate; Health Professionals
Samuel Ervin IV* vs.$685,951.58Business (Management Services, Energy & Natural Resources); Lawyers & Lobbyists; Finance, Insurance & Real Estate; Misc. Individual Contributions
Bob Hunter, Jr.$373,184.12Business (Manufacturing, Wholesale Trade); Lawyers & Lobbyists; Finance, Insurance & Real Estate; Self-Funding
Mark Martin* vs.$661,136.74Business (Waste Management, Liquor Wholesalers); Lawyers & Lobbyists; Government Agencies, Education & Other (Misc. Government and Education Employees)
Ola Lewis$209,448.02Business (Manufacturing, Food Industry); Lawyers & Lobbyists; Finance, Insurance & Real Estate; Misc. Individual Contributions
Robin Hudson* vs.$660,901.60Lawyers & Lobbyists; NC Democratic Party; Self-Funding; Misc. Individual Contributions
Eric Levinson vs.$562,794.41Business (Retail, Sports Services); Lawyers & Lobbyists; Finance, Insurance & Real Estate; Transportation
Jeanette Doran$11,991.34Business (Manufacturing); Finance, Insurance & Real Estate; Government Agencies, Education & Other (Misc. Government Employees)

Ohio

$2,539,392
Total Contributions

2
Open Seats
Judith French* vs.$1,120,975.94Business (Energy & Natural Resources, Telecommunications); Lawyers and Lobbyists; Finance, Insurance & Real Estate; Health Professionals & Hospitals
John O'Donnell$377,395.24Lawyers & Lobbyists; OH Democratic Party; Labor (OH AFL-CIO, Construction Unions); Self-Funding
Sharon Kennedy* vs.$1,007,181.84Business (Energy & Natural Resources, Telecommunications); Lawyers & Lobbyists; Finance, Insurance & Real Estate
Tom Letson$33,839.10Business (Energy & Natural Resources, Food Industry); Labor (Teachers Unions, Plumbers Unions)

Tennessee

$1,152,350
Total Contributions

3
Seats Up for Retention
Cornelia Clark (retention)$301,818.22Lawyers & Lobbyists; Finance, Insurance & Real Estate; Misc. Individual Contributions
Sharon Lee (retention)$324,518.01Lawyers & Lobbyists; Finance, Insurance & Real Estate; Misc. Individual Contributions
Gary Wade (retention)$526,013.52Business (Construction, Hotels); Lawyers & Lobbyists; Finance, Insurance & Real Estate; Government Agencies, Education & Other (Public School Teachers, Non-Profit Institutions)

Texas

$3,664,248
Total Contributions

4
Open Seats
Jeff Brown (R)* vs.$1,108,118.38Business (Energy & Natural Resources, Business Associations); Lawyers & Lobbyists; Finance, Insurance & Real Estate
Joe Pool (R) vs.$60,057.64Lawyers & Lobbyists; Misc. Individual Contributions
Lawrence Meyers (D) vs.$0.00N/A
Mark Ash (L)$0.00N/A
Phil Johnson (R)* vs.$890,385.35Business (Energy & Natural Resources, Business Associations); Lawyers & Lobbyists; Finance, Insurance & Real Estate
Sharon McCally (R) vs.$144,400.00Lawyers & Lobbyists
RS Roberto Koelsch (L) vs.$0.00N/A
Jim Chisholm (G)$0.00N/A
Jeffrey Boyd (R)* vs.$844,237.14Business (Energy & Natural Resources); Lawyers & Lobbyists; Finance, Insurance & Real Estate; Ideology/Single Issue Groups (Texans for Family Values PAC, Good Government Fund)
Gina Benavides (D) vs.$73,727.40Lawyers and Lobbyists; Misc. Individual Contributions; Texas Democratic Women (political party)
Don Fulton (L) vs.$0.00N/A
Charles Waterbury (G)$0.00N/A
Nathan Hecht (R)* vs.$495,916.86Business (Energy & Natural Resources); Lawyers & Lobbyists; Finance, Insurance & Real Estate
Robert Talton (R) vs.$37,255.00Lawyers & Lobbyists
William Moody (D) vs.$10,150.00Lawyers & Lobbyists; Labor (TX AFL-CIO)
Tom Oxford (L)$0.00N/A

Wisconsin

$997,710
Total Contributions

1
Open Seat
Patience Roggensack* vs.$617,111.18Business (Retail, Construction); Finance, Insurance & Real Estate; WI Republican Party; Misc. Individual Contributions
Ed Fallone vs.$372,998.56Lawyers & Lobbyists; Labor (Teachers Unions, Electrical Union); Misc. Individual Contributions
Vince Megna$7,600.00Self-Funding
All data gathered from the National Institute on Money in State politics, which collects information from state disclosure filings and codes candidate contributions by sector. Candidates with N/A next to their name did not raise any contributions.

* Winner
**One open seat was the spot occupied by incumbent Justice David Viviano. Two candidates ran against Viviano for his seat. Two additional seats were also open. One was held by incumbent Justice Brian Zahra, and the other was vacated by retiring Justice Michael Cavanagh. Five candidates competed for these two open seats, and the top two vote-getters won spots on the bench.