For the first time since the rise of the modern Republican Party, all of the incumbent Supreme Court justices on the ballot face primary opponents, two of whom have sought, unsuccessfully, a seat on the high court before.

  • SC3: Justice Debra Lehrmann faces Michael Massengale, who was elected to the First Court of Appeals, Place 8 in 2010 (70%) and was unopposed in 2012.
  • SC5: Justice Paul Green faces former Rep. Rick Green, who lost the 2010 runoff for SC3 to Lehrmann, 52%-48%.
  • SC9: Justice Eva Guzman faces Dripping Springs attorney Joe Pool Jr., who has lost a pair of races for the court in 2014 (28%) and 2012 (29%).

None are taking their opponents lightly. Together they have raised more than $1.5 million, as of January 21, and all three have out-raised their opponents as of that date. Massengale has raised the most ($404K) of the challengers, and he had more cash on hand ($382K) than Lehrmann ($264K).

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