Moore's latest campaign disclosure reveals heavy donations from plaintiff trial lawyers
Montgomery, Alabama: Republican Chief Justice candidate for the Alabama Supreme Court, Roy Moore, is finding unlikely campaign allies in the states plaintiff trial lawyers. Campaign finance reports for June indicate that Moore received $46,000 from the group during the summer month, or around 45% of the months total income. It was the plaintiff lawyers strongest giving month, though they have donated roughly 1/6 of all of Moore's campaign funds ($55,000 of $310,000). This flood of money from a typically democratic support could come to Moore due to the low number of democratic candidates in the race. Charles Hall, spokesman for Justice at Stake commented on the race, stating, "Democrats, at least for now, have left the field in Alabama." Only one Democrat, Harry Lyon qualified for the Supreme Court ballot in Alabama, challenging Moore. The remaining open seats will be controlled by Republican's running unopposed. 
Alabama's partisan judicial elections have historically resulted in heavy flows of money into the state, garnering some of the most expensive Supreme Court elections in the country. Since 2000 $44 million has been spent on Supreme Court elections in Alabama. This money comes from not only out-of-state parties but in state business interests, plaintiffs and attorneys who may have business before the court in the six year term for which judges are elected.