Policy changes to look for with Wisconsin’s new Democratic attorney general

Josh Kaul will become Wisconsin’s new attorney general in just more than six weeks, after defeating Republican incumbent Brad Schimel. It’ll be the first time in a decade that the justice department will be led by a Democrat. And this likely means changes at the agency. > Milwaukee Public Radio

Josh Kaul considers next steps as he prepares to head DOJ


Josh Kaul, who will be the state’s first Democratic attorney general since 2007, faces expectations from both conservative and liberal groups as he prepares to assume the office. > Wisconsin State Journal

Brad Schimel concedes to Josh Kaul

Attorney General Brad Schimel conceded defeat Monday to Democrat Josh Kaul, saying the margin between them is too great to overcome through a recount. The Associated Press did not call the race on Election Day because it was too close, and Schimel had delayed conceding, leaving open the possibility that he would seek a recount. > AP News

Josh Kaul declares victory in AG race, Schimel waiting for more information

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

Democrat Josh Kaul scrutinizes Schimel’s record in bid for Attorney General

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

Wisconsin’s attorney general is on the ballot Nov. 6. Here’s why that job is important.

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

John Oliver warns viewers how important state AG races are, and calls out Brad Schimel in the process

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.