Schimel: Kaul appears to have won

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel says it "appears" that Democrat Josh Kaul has won their race, but Schimel will wait until all votes are counted.

Schimel said in a statement Wednesday morning that he had spoken with Kaul and that if the margin doesn't substantially change, he vowed to help with a smooth transition.

With the unofficial vote nearly complete, Kaul led by almost 23,000 votes, or less than 1 percentage point. Losing candidates can request recounts if the margin is less than one point.