Donohue, who has never lost an election, led the ticket in the 2007 Primary and General elections for Superior Court and won nomination for Supreme Court Justice in May earlier this year in a crowded six-way Democratic Primary. She has never before aired a television campaign ad in any of her winning campaigns.
Donohue, a graduate of Duquesne University School of Law who practiced law in Pittsburgh for 27 years before being elected to the Superior Court, has the highest recommendation for Supreme Court Justice from the Pennsylvania Bar Association. She is the longest serving appellate court judge in the race. Her campaign reported having $510,000 cash on hand in the most recent campaign finance report.