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Justice Melody Stewart Valentine Ad

Added on February 14, 2024

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Ad Text: In this Twitter/X post, Justice Melody Stewart writes, “A poem for my junior colleague on the court who has decided to run against me this year instead of running to keep the seat he was appointed to.” #LetsKeeptheSeat https://stewartforohiosupremecourt.com/donate

The post includes a graphic with a poem reading, “Roses are red. Violets are blue. I can’t believe you’re running to unseat me, While sitting next to me all year through.”

Who's responsible for this ad?

This ad is paid for by Judge Stewart’s campaign, Stewart for Ohio Supreme Court. Judge Stewart’s campaign raised $86,082 in 2023. Over one-third of these contributions ($27,337) were from lawyers and law firms. The campaign received $1,000 from Joyce Beatty for Congress and $6,400 from insurance PACs and employees. In the last filing, the Stewart for Ohio Supreme Court campaign reported having $100,631 on hand to spend during this election cycle. 

Discussion and Analysis

Context: This race pits two incumbents against one another. Justice Melody Stewart will be the Democratic nominee, while Justice Joe Deters – appointed to the state’s highest court in 2023 – will be the Republican nominee for this race. Deters chose to challenge Justice Stewart rather than running to retain his own seat.