Vox wrote about this a few weeks ago and I'm surprised I didn't see more coverage of it. Campaign finance reformers just won a massive victory at the Supreme Court
"The US Supreme Court has ruled, 5-4, that states can prevent judicial election candidates from soliciting campaign contributions. The case revolved around a candidate for a judge seat in Florida who sent out a mass mailing asking for campaign contributions and solicited donations on her website. She was fined for violating the state's code of judicial conduct, so she sued, arguing that the restriction violated her right to free speech."
"The ruling's most surprising aspect is that Chief Justice Roberts has abandoned the conservatives on this issue, to side with the liberal supporters of limits on campaign fundraising. Rick Hasen, a law professor at University of California Irvine, called the decision "a HUGE win for those who support reasonable limits on judicial elections," and said that Roberts's vote in particular was "surprising, welcome, and momentous.""
Maybe it's not so huge, but Sandra Day O'Connor has been arguing against elected judges and Roberts at least recognizes there's a distinction there.