The inherent tension between an independent judiciary and direct election of judges is obvious, but that's the system we have. That Bennett and Reynolds used taxpayer funding to attack private individuals (by name) for engaging in the electoral process is far more disturbing. It's a borderline abuse of power that runs contrary to our nation's constitutional principles of free expression and free association.
Both men claim to be staunch conservatives, yet mouth the platitudes of the far left and employ the private business-bashing tactics of President Barack Obama.
This is something voters should remember — even if they ignore the chamber's judicial ratings.