Josh Kaul declared victory Wednesday in the race for state attorney general following a tumultuous night of vote-counting. Results show Kaul leading by more than 22,000 votes. Incumbent AG Brad Schimel said in a statement Wednesday that he spoke with Kaul, and “while the results are not final, it appears he has won this race.” > Wisconsin State Journal
Josh Kaul was the first — and only Democrat — to announce he was challenging Republican Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel, and has been regularly name-dropped ever since by high-ranking Democrats. But even though Kaul has out-fundraised Schimel this year, polling suggests many voters are still learning about Kaul. > Wisconsin Public Radio
Attorneys general races often have a lower profile, garnering less media coverage and public attention than gubernatorial or Congressional races. Yet the role is one of the most significant in the executive branch and wields sizable discretion and influence over citizens’ lives. > Cap Times
On last night’s episode of “Last Week Tonight”, John Oliver stressed how important it is to research the various candidates running for state Attorney General in next week’s election, because researching the candidates turns up some interesting facts, such as Wisconsin’s incumbent Brad Schimel and his “KAED” coins. You can watch the episode on YouTube.
Democratic Wisconsin Attorney General candidate Josh Kaul said that if elected, he’d ask the governor for permission to withdraw the state from a lawsuit over the Affordable Care Act. Kaul said his opponent, Republican incumbent Brad Schimel, is a leader in a lawsuit that is “not in the interests of Wisconsinites.” > ABC 12 Milwaukee
Democrat Josh Kaul is challenging Brad Schimel for the job as Wisconsin’s attorney general, who he says has failed Wisconsin residents on key safety issues. He’s also a supporter of legalizing medical marijuana. Watch the 90-second clip of Kaul’s conversation with ABC 12 Milwaukee.
Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel is readying a new ad defending his decision to give police commemorative coins and his efforts to test sexual assault kits. Schimel challenger Josh Kaul has been ripping Schimel for spending on the coins and for taking three years to test thousands of sexual assault evidence kits. > AP News / WPR