Arkansas Chief Justice Hopefuls Each Raise More Than $100,000

Feb 16, 2016

Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Courtney Goodson and Circuit Judge Dan Kemp each report raising more than $100,000 last month in their heated race for Arkansas Supreme Court chief justice.

Kemp on Tuesday reported raising slightly more than Goodson in January, with $111,490 in contributions to Goodson's reported $107,300. Goodson also reported loaning her campaign $80,000 in January.

Goodson outspent Kemp, with $144,273 in expenditures, and ended the month with $74,121 cash on hand. Kemp spent $13,771 and has $256,956 in the bank.

The two are running to replace interim Chief Justice Howard Brill in the March 1 nonpartisan judicial election. The race has been marked by the involvement of an outside group that has spent nearly $400,000 on television ads criticizing Goodson.