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Contributors have lined up in support of their favorite candidate for judge, donating thousands of dollars to what is becoming an increasingly expensive campaign.General Sessions candidate Jean Brock leads the field in spending as early voting continues for the Aug. 2 election. The winner of the judge’s race between Brock, Pirtle, Susan Marttala and interim General Sessions/ Juvenile Judge Bill Locke will fill the unexpired term of Larry Ross, who retired in January. There will be another election in two years, the winner there to get a full eight-year term.With the stakes being a job which pays $145,000 a year, candidates have upped their ante.