NEW INFORMATION: Voters struggle to differentiate AG candidates

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Democratic voters are having a hard time differentiating the three candidates for attorney general.

Several voters interviewed after leaving polling stations Tuesday said they skipped that race because they didn't know enough about the candidates to make an informed choice.

The candidates are state Rep. Jon Richards, of Milwaukee, Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ and Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne.

Mark Schaitel of Madison says he voted for Happ because he likes her emphasis on rehabilitating drug offenders and he wants to see more women in politics.

Tom Michalski of Oak Creek says he voted for Richards because of his track record in the Assembly.

And Gilbert Walker of Madison says Ozanne got his vote based on what he knows about him, but no issues stuck out.
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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Wisconsin voters are heading to the polls in a primary election that will determine the Democrats pick for governor and attorney general.

Turnout for Tuesday's balloting is predicted to be about 15 percent.

The primary winner in a three-way race for attorney general will face Republican Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel in November. The Democratic candidates are state Rep. Jon Richards of Milwaukee and district attorneys Susan Happ of Jefferson County and Ismael Ozanne of Dane County. Republican J.B. Van Hollen is not seeking re-election.

In the Democratic race for governor, Trek Bicycles executive Mary Burke is expected to easily defeat longshot candidate Brett Hulsey, who raised almost no money and was largely shunned by party leaders and other office holders. Republican Gov. Scott Walker is unopposed in the primary.


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