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Justice Barry Anderson On The Campaign Trail

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MANKATO, Minn. -

It's an election that doesn't get much fanfare but is important, the race for state Supreme Court justice.

And Thursday Justice Barry Anderson stopped by our newsroom on his re-election campaign.

He says campaigning for the highest court can be complicated because judges must perform their duties in a fair, impartial and nonpartisan manner, so stances on hot button issues can't come into the mix.

Anderson says, "People are used to saying 'what about these great issues of the day, how do you stand on one issue or another,' so instead it really doe become a question of persuading people that you have done a good job."

Anderson was appointed to the Supreme Court in 2004 and will be challenged by former U.S. Senator Dean Barkley.