Schimel delays, blunders and police neglect responsible for state’s untimely response to rape kits

A USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin investigation reveals that police, prosecutors and the state Attorney General Brad Schimel are to blame for a massive backlog of sexual assault evidence going untested for years. > Appleton Post Crescent

When Schimel was its DA, Waukesha County left 26 rape kits untested

As Waukesha County district attorney, Brad Schimel allowed at least 26 rape kits to remain untested, adding to a statewide backlog he is now vowing to clear out as Wisconsin attorney general. In the 3½ years Schimel has been state AG, crime labs have tested fewer than half of the thousands of backlogged kits. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Josh Kaul criticizes AG Brad Schimel on Obamacare lawsuit

Democratic candidate Josh Kaul criticized Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel Thursday for leading a lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare. Kaul also accused the AG of using the lawsuit to raise money for his re-election campaign. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Schimel touts Obamacare repeal lawsuit to fundraise for re-election campaign

Attorney General Brad Schimel is using a lawsuit aimed at repealing the federal Affordable Care Act to raise money for his re-election campaign, a move his opponents call a hypocritical waste of taxpayer dollars. > Cap Times

Spencer Black: Why AG Schimel challenger Kaul deserves your support

Former Assembly member Spencer Black writes in the Cap Times that Brad Schimel’s tenure as AG has been a disaster because he has consistently put partisanship and self-promotion before the public interest. His opponent, Josh Kaul, presents a striking contrast.

Democratic AG candidate Kaul makes case against Schimel

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Democratic attorney general candidate Josh Kaul is making his case against Republican incumbent Brad Schimel, accusing him of prioritizing buying coins with his name on it over having rape kits tested. Kaul spoke Friday to about 1,500 activists at the state Democratic Party convention in Oshkosh. > AP News

Schimel: DOJ has sent all untested rape kits to labs

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The Wisconsin Department of Justice has mailed the last of thousands of untested sexual assault evidence kits to private laboratories for analysis, Attorney General Brad Schimel said Tuesday as he seeks to blunt criticism that he’s been moving too slowly on testing. > AP News