In the battle for Presiding Judge for the Court of Criminal Appeals, Keith Hampton outraises Sharon Keller $30,601.00 to $500.00
AUSTIN, TX – Austin lawyer Keith Hampton outraised his opponent $30,601.00 to $500.00 in a semiannual report to be filed with the Texas Ethics Commission.
“I am honored by the hundreds of donations from such a broad spectrum of supporters, Republicans, Democrats and Independents,” said Hampton. “Whether it was five dollars or a thousand, I am grateful for this widespread support, and it will help me reach out to voters everywhere.”
Hampton’s contributions included over 284 donations from across Texas, with the average contribution being $107.75.
“A report of one, lone supporter – down from the five she reported six months ago – is the clearest demonstration that the bottom has dropped out of her campaign,” Hampton said. “As a reflection of support, she plainly has little.”
In addition to significantly out performing Keller in the number of donors and amounts contributed, Hampton also maintains more cash on hand with $11,897.78 compared to Keller’s $10,685.44.
In a previous contest between Hampton and Keller in the Texas State Bar Judicial Preference Poll, lawyers and judges voted 52 percent for Hampton over Keller who received 38 percent.
The Court of Criminal Appeals is the highest criminal court in Texas and is the only court that reviews death sentences. Hampton has broader experience with death penalty cases than all the current sitting judges combined. Republicans hold all nine seats on the Court of Criminal Appeals. Hampton is a Democrat.
Keith Hampton: For over twenty years, Keith has defended the Texas Constitution and the Constitution of the United States in hundreds of cases. As a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, an active member of the criminal defense bar, and a member of the Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas, Keith has tirelessly worked for fairness, integrity and justice for all Texans. If elected, Keith Hampton would be the only judge who has handled death penalty cases in all stages of litigation – from accusation, trial, appeal and all post-conviction proceedings, including appearing before the Supreme Court of the United States.