Happ concedes attorney general race to Schimel

Happ concedes attorney general race to Schimel

Susan Happ conceded the attorney general race to Brad Schimel just after 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Schimel, current Waukesha County District Attorney, and Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ were vying to replace outgoing Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen.

The race between the Republican Schimel and Democratic Happ had become increasingly bitter as Election Day approached. Each candidate had accused the other of being soft on crime.

Schimel also tried to brand Happ as a liberal activist who wants to use the position to advance a partisan agenda. Happ called Schimel a robot who will blindly defend any Republican law regardless of its constitutionality.

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