Miami businessman Stanley Tate, a staunch Republican who founded Florida’s Prepaid College Tuition Program, is on the board of Defend Justice from Politics.
Tate said Wednesday that the justices are being attacked by special interests and politicians who are angry over rulings that have protected individual rights under the Florida Constitution.
A conservative legal group on Monday filed a lawsuit seeking their removal from the November ballot.
It accuses Justices R. Fred Lewis, Peggy Quince and Barbara Pariente of violating state law by using public employees to help them file paperwork with the state Division of Elections.
Republican Gov. Rick Scott could replace the justices if they fail to win retention.