Monday, November 17, 2008

SC Race begins

Just when we thought we could take a breath...
A Jefferson County circuit court judge is expected to announce he is running against Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson.

Judge Randy Koschnick planned a news conference for Monday afternoon in the state Capitol to discuss the race. His press release was paid for by a committee called Koschnick for Justice.

The 48-year-old Koschnick said in October that he was leaning toward running and if he did, it would be as a "traditional judicial conservative."

The 74-year-old Abrahamson is running for a fourth 10-year term on the court she joined in 1976. She has served as chief justice since 1996.
It's likely she'll win, handily. But I'm always up for a surprising Election night. I'll be watching the media vultures, who I expect will continue in top form, even tired from the past November race.

They wouldn't want a new, or returning member, of the court to actually enjoy their victory.

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