Attorney general candidates all target cold cases

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APPLETON, Wis. (AP) -- The four candidates for Wisconsin attorney general praise the state Department of Justice for its strides in solving cold cases, and all four pledge to keep up the pressure on tackling unsolved crimes.

A Post-Crescent Media report says the state has at least 300 unsolved homicides dating back to 2003.

The candidates to replace outgoing Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen propose variations of the same theme in addressing the issue.

Republican Brad Schimel and Democrats Ismael Ozanne and Susan Happ are all district attorneys. They say they'd like to see more state funding as well as creative use of existing funds.

Democratic state Rep. Jon Richards says he'd like to see more resources up front to keep cases from going cold.

Van Hollen is not running for re-election.

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