NASHVILLE — The three Tennessee Supreme Court justices up for retention like to give lots of money to Democrats, including Phil Bredesen, who appointed all three to the court, and even Al Gore.

Tennessee Forum President Susan Kaestner announced Thursday she and members of her nonprofit organization had closely scrutinized the justices’ personal campaign contributions — ranging in the thousands of dollars — most of which went to Democrats.

Additionally, Kaestner released an email she said originated with the Davidson County Democrat Party urging Democrats to vote to retain justices Gary Wade, Connie Clark and Sharon Lee.