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.