Voters to choose new attorney general

2 county prosecutors campaign for votes
Voters to choose new attorney general
Brad Schimel and Susan Happ

Two county prosecutors are squaring off to become Wisconsin’s next attorney general in Tuesday’s election.

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

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

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