Running for Kentucky’s nonpartisan Supreme Court, Fischer posed to the state’s Judicial Ethics Committee several questions about just how partisan a candidate could make their race.
Can a campaign advertise endorsements from elected partisan officials? Can they use symbols like an elephant or donkey, closely associated with a political party, in advertising? Can candidates announce their political affiliation in mass advertisements?
The questions are as revealing as the answers – which either tell him “no” or provide roundabout permission but warn against “rendering hollow” the state constitution’s requirement that judicial races be nonpartisan. Fischer wants to signal to voters his partisan identity as much as he can.