Oliver Diaz highlighted in report: Outside spending distorts state supreme court rulings
In 2000, while running for the Mississippi Supreme Court, Oliver Diaz found himself the target of a well-funded ad campaign.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the national business organization, had spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on ads for and against candidates, provoking calls for an official investigation from Mississippi’s Secretary of State, according to reports at the time. Diaz eventually won, but when he ran for reelection in 2008—then targeted by an organization reportedly founded and funded in part by the pro-gun National Rifle Association—he wasn’t so lucky.
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