AG candidates duel over coins, rape kits in matching ads

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

Schimel launches new spot defending coins, rape kit tests

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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

The strange lawsuit by Brad Schimel

A basic axiom of politics is that elected officials align their policies to the interests of their constituents. It is not surprising, for example, that few officials in West Virginia or other coal-mining states advocate for less coal burning. Yet, a federal lawsuit that Wisconsin’s Attorney General Brad Schimel is pursuing violates this rule. > Urban Milwaukee

Schimel, Kaul spar over ACA, opioids, school safety in third debate

Wisconsin’s Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel and Democratic challenger Josh Kaul met in Milwaukee Tuesday — the third debate between the candidates. Similar to their first two appearances, Schimel and Kaul sparred over how to address the opioid crisis, school safety measures and the Affordable Care Act. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Josh Kaul hits hard in first TV ad, airing tomorrow. Watch it here first.

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Democratic candidate for attorney general, Josh Kaul, is releasing his first TV ad, to air beginning tomorrow. Kaul is challenging the incumbent Republican AG, Brad Schimel, who is a Scott Walker ally. In addition to watching the video here, AP News provides this commentary on the ad and the race.

Six highlights from Friday’s Wisconsin AG debate

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel and his Democratic opponent Josh Kaul outlined their views a series of issues facing the state during their first debate Friday night. The Cap Times lays out six takeaways.

Kaul, Schimel set to clash at first AG debate tonight

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Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel and Democratic challenger Josh Kaul are getting ready for their first debate. They’re set to meet tonight at UW-Madison for a debate sponsored by Wisconsin Public Television and Wisconsin Public Radio. > AP News