Getting voters excited for any primary can be an uphill battle but judicial races, in particular, always get the short shrift.
For one, judges tend to shy away from discussing their stances on particular issues. For another, the impact of court decisions may be far-reaching but difficult to grasp in the abstract.
“The judiciary is obviously one of our main branches of government,” said Maida Milone, president of Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts. “People pay attention to presidential races and to their senators and their representatives but they don’t pay attention to their judges or justices.”