Schimel: Voter ID helped Trump, Johnson win in Wisconsin

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Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel is suggesting Sen. Ron Johnson wouldn’t have won re-election and President Donald Trump wouldn’t have won Wisconsin without the state’s voter ID law. > AP News

‘Trailblazer’ Peg Lautenschlager, state’s first female attorney general, dies at 62

 

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Lautenschlager, who had been diagnosed with cancer, was lauded for having “broken down barriers” throughout more than 30 years of public service. Her son, Josh Kaul, is currently running for the same office she held. > Wisconsin State Journal

AG challenger calls for new leadership at state DOJ

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Josh Kaul, the Democratic candidate taking on state Attorney General Brad Schimel, says Wisconsin needs new leadership at the Department of Justice to fight crime and public corruption, as well as to enforce environmental and consumer protection laws. > Baraboo News Republic

Schimel backs Trump’s border wall

Wisconsin’s Attorney General Brad Schimel says he backs President Trump’s plan for a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico, while his challenger opposes the move. Schimel outlined his position to the media last weekend, saying that methamphetamines in Wisconsin often come from Mexican drug cartels. > WSAU Radio

AG challenger Kaul rips Schimel on wells, opioids, arming teachers

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Republican AG Brad Schimel is too soft on big drug companies and polluters, his suggestion that teachers carry guns is alarming and he failed to effectively investigate abuse allegations at Wisconsin’s youth prison, Democratic challenger Josh Kaul said Friday. > AP News

Wisconsin AG Schimel announces he’s running again

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Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel formally announced his re-election campaign Thursday, releasing a video that described himself as tough on crime and independent. Schimel was first elected attorney general in 2014. Prior to that, he was Waukesha County’s district attorney. > Wisconsin Public Radio

AG Schimel open to allowing guns in schools

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Wisconsin Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel on Tuesday said he’s open to allowing teachers and others to be armed in schools: “When you make a school a gun-free school zone, the only person you’re stopping is the law-abiding gun owner who doesn’t want to get in trouble.” Schimel is up for re-election in November. > AP News