Brad Schimel insists that he doesn’t let his personal views interfere with his job as the state’s attorney general. “I defend the law as is,” he says. “I don’t make the policies,” he tells Isthmus. “If it is at all legally defensible, if there’s a palatable argument that my team can make, we will work hard to defend policy,” says Schimel, a Republican. “It doesn’t matter who passed it.” But Democrat Josh Kaul, an attorney for Madison-based Perkins Coie and former federal prosecutor, finds that claim far-fetched. Kaul — the son of the late Peg Lautenschlager, who was attorney general from 2003 to 2007 — is challenging Schimel in the Nov. 6 midterms.

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U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will vote to restrict abortion rights if he wins a spot on the high court, Wisconsin attorney general hopeful Josh Kaul predicted Thursday. Kaul, a Democrat, is challenging incumbent Republican Brad Schimel in November’s elections. He said during a question-and-answer session at a Madison luncheon that Kavanaugh would move the court “significantly to the right on some important issues, including … the right to choose.”

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Democratic attorney general candidate Josh Kaul said Thursday he thinks current Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel has passed on filing lawsuits that would help Wisconsin consumers. Kaul has been vocal about his opposition to Schimel getting the state involved in a lawsuit challenging the Affordable Care Act, but on Thursday he outlined a few instances in which he believes Schimel should’ve taken action.

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Oral arguments on a lawsuit to overturn the Affordable Care Act took place Wednesday in Texas. The Democratic candidate for Wisconsin Attorney General said the state would not be a part of it if he is elected. Josh Kaul called the lawsuit led by current attorney general Brad Schimel wrong and not in the best interest of Wisconsinites. Obamacare prohibited insurers from denying coverage to someone with a pre-existing condition.

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If it had not been for the deliberate unraveling of campaign finance standards and election oversight in Wisconsin — which he encouraged and helped to engineer — Attorney General Brad Schimel would not be a serious contender for re-election this year. Only a massive inflow of money from outside special-interest groups and wealthy self-interested donors keeps Schimel, a scandal-plagued political careerist, in the running.

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I am one of the former assistant attorneys general who signed the recently-released letter decrying the performance of current Attorney General Brad Schimel. Schimel did not respond to our concerns, but tried to simply dismiss us as “activists.” We are not “activists.” We are mostly retired old folks who are dismayed at what Attorney General Schimel has done to the office where we were proud to spend our careers in public service.

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