The Latest: Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates clash
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin Supreme Court race (all times local):
The three candidates for Wisconsin Supreme Court are attacking each other’s positions at a debate.
Madison attorney Tim Burns attacked Federalist Society members in his opening statement at Monday’s debate in Milwaukee. Burns says that “you weakened our democracy to the point that we elected a perverse show-dog named (President Donald) Trump to lead our great nation.”
The Wisconsin State Journal reports that Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Rebecca Dallet and Burns often clashed while Sauk County Circuit Judge Michael Screnock looked on.
Dallet says the goal is to improve the Supreme Court but Burns has shown he can’t do that.
Screnock says he found his opponents’ political speech “deeply troubling” and promised his election would help keep the court from returning to liberal control.
Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Rebecca Dallet has released a digital ad for the Wisconsin Supreme Court race, featuring the father of a 15-year-old girl who died from a drug overdose.
Mike Keifer says in the ad released Monday that Dallet sought justice when she presided over the 2010 trial and sentencing of the man convicted of providing the drugs that killed Maddie Kiefer of Whitefish Bay.
Dallet faces Madison attorney Tim Burns and Sauk County Circuit Judge Michael Screnock in the primary. The two highest vote-getters will advance to the April 3 general election.
All three were meeting for a debate Monday night in Milwaukee.
Dallet’s campaign manager Jessica Lovejoy says the spot is not yet airing on TV, but may be placed in select markets later.