UPDATE: Wisconsin attorney general candidates file

UPDATED Monday, June 2, 2014 --- 4:57 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Three Democrats, one Republican and one Libertarian have filed to run for Wisconsin state attorney general.

Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne, Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ and state Rep. Jon Richards of Milwaukee are all vying for the Democratic nomination. Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel is the only Republican in the race.

Thomas A. Nelson, Sr., filed to run as a Libertarian.

The Government Accountability Board is scheduled to meet on June 10 to certify the list of candidates for the Aug. 12 primary.

The winners will face each other in the Nov. 4 general election.

The seat is open after Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen decided against seeking a third term.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

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Posted Monday, June 2, 2014 --- 10:15 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin will soon find out who is officially running for attorney general.

Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne, Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ and state Rep. Jon Richards of Milwaukee are all vying for the Democratic nomination. Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel is the only Republican in the race.

They have until 5 p.m. Monday to turn in their official nomination papers to the state Government Accountability Board. They must supply at least 2,000 valid signatures to get on the ballot.

GAB records show Richards turned in 4,000 signatures on Friday. None of the other candidates had submitted any as of early Monday morning.

The partisan primary is set for Aug. 12. The general election follows on Nov. 4.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press


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