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High court candidate alters ad after complaint from opponent | Politics

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HARRISBURG — The Republican candidate for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has revised an ad attacking his opponent after the state bar association notified him it ran afoul of its judicial campaign advertising standards.

A top campaign aide to Commonwealth Court Judge Kevin Brobson said Thursday the modified version of the ad critical of Brobson’s Democratic opponent, Superior Court Judge Maria McLaughlin, has begun to air.

The adviser, Bob Branstetter, said it was changed in response to communication from the bar association’s Judicial Campaign Advertising Committee but that confidentiality agreements between the candidates and bar association group prevented him from going into details.

“The bar association asked us to do some things,” Branstetter said. “We agreed to do what they asked us to do.”

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Saturday that the bar committee directed the Brobson…

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