The battle for Supreme Court Judge has seen some pretty gritty moments.
Accusations have been thrown from both sides as the campaign comes to an end this weekend.
Voters will decide on a Supreme Court Judge this Saturday at the polls.
And the closer it gets to the election the ads get more and more negative.
I spoke to a political professor and many in the community Thursday night to find out if those ads even matter.
By now you've probably seen or at least heard the campaign ads for Marcus Clark and Jimmy Faircloth.
The fingers have been pointing back and forth.
"Marcus Clark, sanctioned, suspended, without pay, Marcus Clark your attacks can't hide the facts," said one of Jimmy Faircloth’s ads.
"You should judge a candidate not by what he says but by what he's doing," said one of Marcus Clark’s ads
Both candidates even got the Judicial Campaign Oversight Committee involved over what can or can't be called a “sanction.”
And some say they've had enough of the finger pointing and they just want to hear the issues.
"I don't like the mudslinging, I don't think it should be there," said Pat McMullan.
Unter is Political Science Professor at
He says the ads for Clark and Faircloth have become negative because judges can't say a whole lot about themselves.
"The last thing they want is to give off an appearance of pre-judging or biasing how they are going to rule on something that hasn't presented itself," said Unter.
attacked Clark for being an inefficient judge; while
Unter says negative ads are just all part of the political game.
"Now you have to convince the voter why you wouldn't vote for the other guy. I can give you all the reasons to vote for me and he's going to give you all the reasons to vote for him. Now I need to get, unfortunately here's why you shouldn't," said Unter.
But some people just aren't buying the attacks one way or the other.
"Every politician I mean everyone is crooked anyway so it really doesn't make a difference," said John Gill.
"I would but I happen to know one of the candidates so it’s not going to be a problem for me I know who I’m going to vote for," said Kent Boddie
thing is for certain, the ads will continue until the voter weighs in and votes
for a winner….Marcus
Unter says a big problem that both candidates face on Saturday is voter turnout.
That means the battle for the Supreme Court judge could get even hotter before a winner is declared.