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3 Tennessee Supreme Court Judges Up for Election -- Sky Arnold

NASHVILLE, Tenn  --  The language in the Tennessee Forum ad now running in Middle Tennessee isn't unusual for an election ad but the target is.

 "Liberal Democrats control your court and threaten your freedom," said the narrator of the ad.

The Tennessee Forum created the ad in hopes of getting State Supreme Court justices Cornelia Clark, Sharon Lee and Gary Wade voted out.

All three were appointed by former Governor Phil Bredesen but in Tennessee justices have to pass a retention vote every 8 years.

The Tennessee Forum is using the controversial topic of Obamacare to attack the justices claiming in the add that all three advanced Obamacare in Tennessee.

Despite the ad's claim the State Supreme Court has not taken up any cases involving Obamacare.

Brenda Gadd is heading up a campaign to keep the Justices on the bench.

"That there is a scare tactic a smear tactic and completely uncalled for," said Gadd.  "When someone walks into a courtroom it shouldn't be about whether the judge is Democrat or Republican and they shouldn't be worried about what the politics are in front of them."

Susan Kaestner with the Tennessee Forum says Obamacare is fair game since the Court appointed Tennessee Attorney General Robert Cooper.

Cooper upset conservatives when he chose not to join other states in legally challenging Obamacare.

  "The Supreme Court chose intentionally an attorney for the Democratic Party," said Kaestner.

Kaestner says that decision is one example of why she believes voters should care about the personal political preferences of the people who sit on the Supreme Court.

"As we looked at their records as far as who they are and who they've given money to and been affiliated with we've identified them as liberal Democrats," said Kaestner.