Attorney general hopeful unveils trafficking plan

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Republican attorney general hopeful Brad Schimel says he has a plan to combat human trafficking in Wisconsin.

Schimel says he wants to raise public awareness, build partnerships with industries associated with trafficking such as the trucking sector and ensure police are trained to recognize trafficking cases.

He says he'll advocate for changes in state law that would make it easier to prosecute traffickers and use the state Department of Justice's Division of Crime Victim Services to coordinate victim rehabilitation.

Schimel announced the plan during a conference call with reporters on Thursday. He offered almost no specifics on how he'd execute the plan and didn't know how much the effort would cost.

Schimel will face Democrat Susan Happ in the Nov. 4 general election. Happ's campaign didn't immediately return a message.

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