NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Democratic Party accepted nearly $5,000 from three state Supreme Court justices up for retention next month and is using that money for voter contact services, according to online campaign finance records.

All three of the justices, meanwhile, gave nearly $12,000 overall for professional services to Victoria McCullough, whom Tennessee Watchdog previously identified as someone with strong partisan ties to Barack Obama, records show.

Justices Sharon Lee and Connie Clark, records show, gave a combined $7,500 to campaign manager Brenda Gadd, also identified by Tennessee Watchdog as someone with strong Democratic Party ties.