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Republicans on the Hot Seat in AG Races
Key GOP-held attorneys general seats are becoming 
more competitive, paving the way for Democrats to possibly flip their balance in the states.


Governing Magazine
February 2, 2018


Schimel is seeking a second term; he faces Democrat Josh Kaul, a former federal prosecutor and first-time candidate who is the son of former Wisconsin AG Peg Lautenschlager. Both Schimel and Kaul should have enough money to be competitive. Wisconsin is one of the most politically polarized states. If the Democrats do as well as they did in a recent special election race — one considered an early referendum on Trump’s presidency — this could be a strong pickup opportunity.


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Kaul Raises $429K in Attorney General Race


Associated Press
January 8, 2018


MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrat Josh Kaul’s campaign says he has raised about $429,000 since he entered the attorney general’s race.

Kaul’s campaign issued a news release Monday saying he raised slightly more than $429,000 since his campaign began in April. He raised more than half of his funds — $255,000 — during the second half of 2017.


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2018 AG Election Shaping Up To Be A 2-Man Contest


WPR News
January 4, 2018


So Far, Madison Lawyer Josh Kaul Is Only Democrat Campaigning For AG


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Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel says he doesn’t know whether to believe Roy Moore accusers


Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
December 6, 2017


MADISON – Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel said he “starts by believing” the women accusing Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore and President Donald Trump but doesn’t know enough about the allegations to say in the end whether they’re true.


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Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel attends GOP event at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago


Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
November 15, 2017


MADISON – Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel spent the weekend at a GOP event at a Florida resort and President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club.

The Friday-through-Sunday event put on by the Republican Attorneys General Association included a catamaran tour and a dinner with donors who gave at least $125,000 each to the organization, according to an agenda posted online by the International Business Times.


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Brad Schimel’s Opioid Problem


Urban Milwaukee
November 14, 2017


Attorney General has been reluctant to pursue opioid manufacturers. Why?


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Wisconsin attorney general’s office has spent $83,000 on promotional material


Associated Press
September 7, 2017


The Wisconsin attorney general’s office has spent about $83,000 on promotional items since Republican Brad Schimel took office, including bags, pistol cases, candy and custom-made fortune cookies.


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Former prosecutor runs for attorney general

September 2, 2017

Madison attorney Josh Kaul is the Democrat planning a 2018 run against Republican incumbent Attorney General Brad Schimel.

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Former federal prosecutor Josh Kaul raises over $170,000 Announces endorsements from Pocan, Moore, and others from across Wisconsin

Press Release, Urban Milwaukee
July 12, 2017


MADISON – Former federal prosecutor Josh Kaul’s campaign for Attorney General is off to a strong start.

The campaign announced today that Kaul has been endorsed by U.S. Representative Gwen Moore, U.S. Representative Mark Pocan, and more than 20 other current and former elected officials from across the state. The campaign also announced that, in just over 2½ months, Kaul raised more than $170,000.

In endorsing Kaul, Rep. Pocan said: “I’m proud to wholeheartedly support Josh Kaul, and I look forward to working alongside him to make sure he’s elected as our next Attorney General. As a federal prosecutor, Josh took on violent criminals—and won. He’s gone to court to defend our constitutional rights—and won.”


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Democrat Josh Kaul to challenge Brad Schimel for Wisconsin attorney general in 2018


The Capital Times
April 10, 2017


Josh Kaul, an attorney who successfully challenged Wisconsin voting laws and the son of former attorney general Peg Lautenschlager, announced on Monday his plans to challenge Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel for the job.


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