Democratic candidates for state attorney general stop in Eau Claire

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) - Two democratic candidates for state attorney general were in Eau Claire Thursday night.

Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne and State Representative Jon Richards from Milwaukee were at the Democratic Party Headquarters for a holiday party. The two are set up for a democratic primary race next year.

We talked to both men Thursday night and asked what makes them qualified for the position and what platforms they're running on.

Ozanne told us "I've worked my entire career to help keep communities safe, now I think the attorney general must do more. I think the attorney general must protect a woman's right to make her own health care decisions. The attorney general must work to protect the vote and not go down the voter suppression path."

While Richards said "I have a long record of working with democrats and republicans on public safety issues like drunk driving, domestic abuse and making sure that our front line law enforcement officers and prosecutors have the resources that they need. I think we need to have that in the office of attorney general."

Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel is the only announced republican candidate.

We reached out to his office for comment Thursday night, but didn’t hear back.

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