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AG Schimel has right attitude on open records

via The JournalTimes.com on August 2, 2015
In the News

Messing with open government laws is like touching the third rail.

via LaCrosse Tribune on July 30, 2015
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Upcoming Open Government Summit is opportunity to commit to openness.

via WISC-TV on July 27, 2015
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"Today we declare war" New Task Force Announced for Gun Violence

via CBS 58 on July 20, 2015
In the News

Drug Take-back is 'crime prevention at its finest'

via Wausau Daily Harald on July 14, 2015
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Attorney General files lawsuit over food stamp drug testing in budget signed by Gov. Walker

via Fox 6 on July 14, 2015
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Schimel shines in open records controversy

via Superior Telegram on July 14, 2015
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Farm Bureau commends Attorney General on waters of the U.S. Lawsuit

via Farm Bureau News on July 9, 2015
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Wisconsin has joined with more than a dozen other states to urge Congress to protect tax-exempt status of religious nonprofits.

via State of West Virginia on July 2, 2015
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Wisconsin joins other states suing EPA to stop clean water rule

via Wisconsin State Journal on July 2, 2015
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Brad Schimel: Working together to fight drug abuse

via The Cap Times on June 14, 2015
In the News

State told to pay nearly $45K to 6 Wisconsin capitol protesters; DOJ plans to appeal

via Star Tribune on June 13, 2015
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To support families of fallen officers, Attorney General Brad Schimel leads "Law Enforcement Ride"

via Fox 6 on May 30, 2015
In the News

Milwaukee violence demands work, not summit

via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on May 22, 2015
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Brad Schimel on the Dailytakes Half Hour Happy Hour

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Insight 2015: AG Brad Schimel and Sheriff David Clarke Discuss the Top Issues facing Law Enforcement in Wisconsin

via Right Wisconsin on April 2, 2015
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Schimel: Voter ID is decided

via WISN on March 29, 2015
In the News

Schimel outlines heroin epidemic

via Daily Union on March 27, 2015
In the News

Supreme Court rejects challenge to Wisconsin voter ID law

via Yahoo News on March 23, 2015
In the News

Madison judge declines to block new Right-to-Work law

via Fox 6 on March 19, 2015
In the News

AG: Report on officer-involved shooting could be sent to DA in 2 weeks.

via WISC-TV on March 12, 2015
In the News

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel reflects on first months in new office

via Lake Country Now on February 24, 2015
In the News

State AG reinstating drug take back program

via WBAY on February 19, 2015
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"They need to be collected and destroyed:" DOJ takes lead in coordinating drug disposal program

via Fox 6 on February 18, 2015
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Brad Schimel one of 43 attorneys general to issue letter to help eliminate sale of synthetic drugs

via Fox 6 on February 10, 2015
In the News

http://host.madison.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/wisconsin-among-states-opposing-gun-lock-ordinance/article_6b3453cc-3e8f-5a45-8eb6-763c9ade7b30.html

Wisconsin State Journal

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http://fox6now.com/2015/01/05/republican-brad-schimel-sworn-in-as-wisconsin-attorney-general/

Fox 6

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AG-elect Schimel names transition team

via Fox 11 on November 25, 2014
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Brad Schimel to seek more resources to fight heroin problem

via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on November 9, 2014
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Republican Brad Schimel wins race for Wisconsin attorney general

via Wisconsin State Journal on November 5, 2014
In the News

Drug dealers public enemy No. 1 for DOJ under Schimel

via Around Waukesha on November 5, 2014
Press Release

An Open Letter to the Citizens of Wisconsin From Brad Schimel

I’m proud to be law enforcement’s choice for attorney general and to be the only candidate in this race who has bipartisan support

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Democratic Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Endorses Brad Schimel for Attorney General

“Law enforcement issues transcend partisan politics, said Clarke, a Democrat. “An Attorney General has to work with Democrat and Republican Sheriffs.”

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Endorsements

Happ’s Scary Halloween Meltdown

“Happ’s unfounded allegations are the sad cries of a dying campaign.”

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Press Release

International Union of Police Associations Endorses Brad Schimel for Attorney General

“The men and women who put their lives on the line during every shift deserve an attorney general who puts public safety ahead of political ambition,” said I.U.P.A. President Sam Cabral, who went on to praise Schimel saying his, “… innovative policies on gun crimes, heroin, human trafficking and violence against women are impressive.”

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Brad's Notes

Brad Schimel on Happ Allies’ Efforts to Give Defense Attorneys and Predators an Upper Hand

“I have repeatedly been asked to serve as an instructor to help train Wisconsin prosecutors in various procedures to improve Wisconsin’s public safety. I’m proud to be recognized as a trusted leader.”

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Press Release

Susan Happ’s Heroin Problem

“When I was first elected in 2008, it was early in 2009 when I talked to my former drug sergeant and I said, “where’s my heroin?” Because I could hear that other bigger counties had heroin and I was told we really didn’t have a heroin problem. And that’s very common for smaller areas not to understand the problem is there until it’s gotten much bigger. And so I think it’s unfair to criticize smaller counties and law enforcement for lagging behind when they just weren’t aware of the problem until it exploded. I actually have rolled out a comprehensive plan relating to the heroin and opiate epidemic and Brad knows that’s true.”

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With Each Passing Day, More Questions About Susan Happ’s Judgment Arise

Did she take $180,000 from Daniel Reynolds?
Did she take tens of thousands of dollars from him while his case was pending in the DAs office?
Is Reynolds now free?
Did she work for Clyde Mattsen and try to get charges dismissed and sentenced reduced?
Did she say that the judge should take into consideration the fact the assaults took place in his own home?

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Schimel Campaign Statement on AG Debate

“With a growing bipartisan team supporting him and plans for the public safety issues facing Wisconsin, Brad Schimel dominated the third and final attorney general debate from start to finish. My wish would be for every undecided voter in the state to watch a replay of the exchange. Brad Schimel knows what he’s doing and what he wants to do. From how to deal with the scourge of heroin, to how to help district attorney across the state, to the philosophical differences over the role of the attorney general, he was able to rely on his quarter century experience as a prosecutor and his work with law enforcement leaders across the state to clearly and decisively answer every question. Susan Happ is more activist than prosecutor and she lacks the depth to run the Wisconsin Department of Justice and that was clear from start to finish this evening. Tonight was a home run for Brad Schimel.”

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Schimel Campaign Statement on Final Marquette Law School Poll

“We continue to court votes in every corner of the state and are confident that Brad Schimel will win on Tuesday if his bipartisan supporters go to the polls. In the last two weeks, Brad Schimel has been in Lake Geneva, Milwaukee, Racine, Wisconsin Dells, Ripon, Kenosha, Madison, Manitowoc, Johnson Creek, Oshkosh, Burlington, Cedarburg, Appleton, Janesville, and Green Bay. As this race has evolved, voters are making the determination that Brad Schimel is not only law enforcement’s choice, but their choice to be the state’s top cop. Voters are realizing that Susan Happ is a lenient activist who is not ready to lead the Wisconsin Department of Justice.”

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Press Release

Happ Doubles Down on Insanity Pleas for Domestic Violence Cases

“Susan Happ believes that if one doctor says a defendant is mentally ill, that’s it, they definitely are and so they are not guilty and should therefore avoid consequences for their actions,” said Schimel. “Even a prosecutor with her limited experience of six years should know that’s not how it works”

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Wisconsin Businesses Trust Brad Schimel to Enforce Law, Not Pursue Activist Agenda

“Brad Schimel has shown an approach that has been both sensible and fair towards the enforcement of regulations and laws that impact the small and independent business community.” Said Bill G. Smith, NFIB/Wisconsin state director. “We are confident that with Brad as our Attorney General, small businesses and their proprietors will be well protected.”

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Press Release

Announcing Launch of Dems4Schimel.com

“I am honored to have earned the trust of independents, Libertarians, Republicans and Democrats during this race,” said Schimel. “They know that as attorney general I will put public safety ahead of politics and will enforce the without regard to partisan affiliation.”

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Women and Law Enforcement Support Brad Schimel and Call Out the Liars Who Oppose Him

“There is an advertisement polluting the airwaves right now, that not only misleads, it lies – about Brad Schimel’s record,” said former Wisconsin Lt. Governor Margaret Farrow, during a Milwaukee press conference Monday. “Brad Schimel is law enforcement’s choice for attorney general and has bi-partisan support, not only because of his detailed plans to improve Wisconsin’s public safety, but because of his stellar career as a prosecutor. Any attempt to demean his character and his record must be aggressively attacked and we’re determined to have the truth prevail. We believe the truth is far more powerful than the lies spread by the 30 second attack ads being run by allies of Susan Happ.”

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In the News

Schimel Press Conference Video

via Brad Schimel for Attorney General on October 27, 2014
Press Release

Schimel Campaign Manager Johnny Koremenos responds to Happ campaign’s discomfort over the truth

“Susan Happ can hide from the voters, but she can’t hide from the fact she’s profited from some real sleaze balls.”

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Press Release

Schimel Wins Attorney General Debate

Brad Schimel, law enforcement’s choice, showed tonight why he will be the next attorney general of Wisconsin. He not only won the debate on substance and style, he showed voters why both Democrats and Republican leaders are supporting him.

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Press Release

Happ Supports Domestic Abusers’ Insanity Pleas

“Pleas are common in every county, but an NGI plea in a domestic violence case is not common.” said three Wisconsin District Attorneys in a joint statement. “That these cases are routinely resolved this way by Susan Happ is quite odd and deserves more scrutiny.”

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Press Release

Desperate Happ Allies Continue To Lie

“Her allies are lying. An examination of Brad’s record, interviews during this race and statements during debates and public appearances prove that they are lying.”

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Press Release

Schimel Rides Along with Eau Claire Sheriff Cramer

“I’m proud to be law enforcement’s choice for attorney general, and I welcome the opportunity to hear directly from the men and women across Wisconsin who put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe,” said Schimel. “As attorney general I will stay in touch and involved as well so I will always be aware of the most pressing issues across the state.”

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Milwaukee Police Supervisors’ Organization Endorses Brad Schimel for Attorney General

“Our members want a strong leader at the Department of Justice; one that will keep the focus on public safety, not politics,” says Carmelo J. Patti, vice president of the Milwaukee Police Supervisors’ Organization. “The supervisors of the Milwaukee Police Department appreciate your awareness of the unique challenges facing the City of Milwaukee and how these challenges affect the State of Wisconsin.”

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Press Release

Breaking News: Pro-Happ Smear Group Forced to Pull Lie Filled Ad

“Susan Happ’s allies were caught in a lie,” said Schimel campaign manager Johnny Koremenos. “We’re glad one station has confirmed that those lies will not be airing and we look forward to hearing similar news from other stations as well.”

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Press Release

Happ Hides Behind Dark Money Group with Sordid Past

“We knew Susan Happ has been hiding for weeks, waiting for her allies to come in and do her dirty work,” said Schimel campaign manager Johnny Koremenos. “They are outright lying, Wisconsin voters deserve better and stations must not be a party to this lie-filled smear.”

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Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel released the following statement regarding Susan Happ’s Team’s attempt to give predators and defense attorneys access to Department of Justice training materials:

“This reflects very badly on Susan Happ. In their ongoing attempt to portray me as something I’m not, Susan Happ’s team has now desperately resorted to putting the public at risk. I have repeatedly been asked to serve as an instructor at state prosecutor training and other conferences across the state. During many of my […]

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Susan Happ’s Televised Lie on Land Contract Blows Up In Her Face

“For most of this campaign, Susan Happ has chosen to hide from voters. She’s barely seen outside of Milwaukee and Madison, she’s dodged several debates and let the disgraced former Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager act as her campaign spokesperson when she wanted to sully the reputation of Daniel Reynolds’ victim.”

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Schimel Vows Milwaukee County Crackdown on Gun Violators

via Wisconsin State Journal on October 17, 2014
Brad's Notes

An Open Letter to Susan Happ

Dear Susan:

Thank you for your note. You raise an interesting point regarding cases that have been discussed in this campaign.

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In the News

AG hopeful proposes gun deal

via Channel3000.com on October 16, 2014
Press Release

Schimel Proposes Crackdown of Felons with Guns in Milwaukee

“Media reports indicate that in a three month period last summer for example, nearly half of the recommended charges of felon in possession of a firearm were never filed by the Milwaukee County DA,” said Schimel. “This is a public safety crisis I’d like to address, and I’m willing to work with local prosecutors to keep the streets safer.”

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Schimel Earns Farm Group Endorsements for Attorney General

via Wisconsin AG Connection on October 15, 2014
Press Release

Schimel Campaign Statement on Marquette Law School Poll

“Brad Schimel is not hiding, he’s continuing to meet with voters across Wisconsin to share his plans to improve public safety in Wisconsin. As this race continues to come into focus, we’re confident voters are making the determination that Brad Schimel is not only law enforcement’s choice, but their choice to be the state’s top cop. Susan Happ is a lenient activist who is not ready to lead the Wisconsin Department of Justice.”

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Attorney general candidate Susan Happ wants tighter gun background checks

via News8000.com on October 15, 2014
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Volunteers for Agriculture Endorses Brad Schimel for Attorney General

via Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation News on October 14, 2014
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Attorney General candidate Susan Happ calls for background checks on all gun sales

via Fox 6 on October 14, 2014
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Schimel campaigns for Attorney General in Lake Hallie

via WEAU on October 14, 2014
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GOP attorney general hopeful gets NRA support

via Eau Claire Leader-Telegram on October 14, 2014
Press Release

After Being Hammered for Financial Relationship with Child Abuser While Case Was Pending in Her Office, Happ Declines Yet Another Debate Invitation

She’s under fire for her cozy relationship with a child abuser, and his subsequent lenient deal with her office, so Susan Happ has refused to appear on WisconsinEye to defend her record and share her activists’ vision for the department of justice.

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Chamber Announces Candidate Endorsements

via Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce on October 14, 2014
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Wisconsin AG Hopeful Wants Gun Background Checks

via WSAW 7 TV on October 14, 2014
In the News

Republican Attorney General Candidate Brad Schimel Talks Guns, Drug Enforcement at Wausau Campaign Stop

via WSAU -Wausau 550 AM 99.9 FM on October 13, 2014
Press Release

NRA Endorses Brad Schimel for Attorney General

“Brad Schimel will oppose any attempt to infringe on the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens,” said Chris W. Cox, chairman of the NRA-PVF. “In contrast, his opponent has said she supports additional restrictions on right to carry permit holders. This is a critical election for the future of our Second Amendment rights and Wisconsin needs an Attorney General like Brad Schimel protecting our freedoms.”

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Happ Lies to Statewide Debate Audience When Pressed for Facts About Leniency, Sordid Details of Her Financial Relationship with a Child Molester

“The more we know about Susan Happ, the worse it gets. It’s bad enough she was in a multi-year financial deal with a pedophile. It’s worse that she gained $180,000 in a real estate deal with him even as his case was within her office. It’s bad enough he got a plea deal that resulted in no prison time–not even a night in jail. But now, after hiding for months, when Susan Happ is confronted with the facts and pressed for an explanation, she lied on statewide television.

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Happ Lies. Owes Victim, Wisconsin Voters an Apology.

Susan Happ not only has a troubling relationship with a repeat abuser, she has a tenuous relationship with the truth.

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Susan Happ Hides While Brad Schimel Faces Voters, Shares Agenda

For the second time in less than 24 hours, Susan Happ was absent from an attorney general candidate forum. This time, it was in her home county!

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Endorsements

Dairy Business Association Endorses Schimel

The Dairy Business Association today endorsed Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel for Attorney General saying they want an attorney general who will not use the Department of Justice as “a political weapon to prevent farm families from prospering.”

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Hap's Bid for Higher Office

via bootsandsabers.com on October 9, 2014
Press Release

Response to Ridiculous Assertion Regarding Brad Schimel’s Position on Race

“Love and the law are colorblind, and that is how it should be. Many shameful, racist laws were changed over the course of time in this country by legislators, the courts and the people’s direct votes. But if Susan Happ wants to make up new laws, or change old ones, she’s running for the wrong job. I cannot imagine living in a state that banned interracial marriage, nor running for an office that would enforce such a law. I am running for attorney general of Wisconsin and vow to enforce and defend all of our laws. It is not the attorney general’s job to select which laws to enforce based on politics or personal ideology.”

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Schimel Announces October Tour: Frontline “Ride Alongs”

“I’m proud to be law enforcement’s choice for attorney general, and I welcome the opportunity to hear directly from them about the most pressing issues in their communities as we tour areas in need of additional focus and concern,” said Schimel. “My bipartisan law enforcement endorsements are a direct result of my commitment to put public safety ahead of politics, and I’m eager to tour some of the frontlines in the fight against crime with my partners in keeping Wisconsin families safe.”

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Brad Schimel: Champion for Victims, Justice

“As a child, I was a victim of sexual abuse. When it was time to fight for justice, I had Brad Schimel by my side,” said Kourtney (last name withheld for privacy purposes) who was victimized by a local politician who was convicted after being prosecuted by Brad Schimel. “He helped me feel comfortable during moments I was scared and at the end of the day, he did not fight to win, he fought for us. When it was all said and done, Mr. Schimel’s advice was not to let ‘him’ make me a victim the rest of my life and to make something of myself. Now, I take pride in my job, helping children, like he helped me.”

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Attorney General Candidate Brad Schimel Visits LaCrosse

via WXOW ABC -LaCrosse on October 6, 2014
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State, campus officials turn their attention to preventing sexual assaults

via The Badger Herald on October 2, 2014
Press Release

Schimel Receives Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation Endorsement

“Wisconsin’s farm families are the backbone of our state’s economy,” said Schimel. “The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation and its members depend on legal stability to plan ahead so they can plant their crops and care for their livestock to grow the state’s agricultural economy.”

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Schimel Campaign Statement on Marquette Law Poll

“As voters continue to pay more attention to this race, they are coming to the same conclusion the law enforcement community has: Brad Schimel is the right choice to put public safety ahead of politics. Brad Schimel is continuing his statewide, issues-based, bipartisan grassroots campaign. His opponent, Susan Happ, is ducking the public and the press, preferring instead to give access to the liberal special interest groups that like her plan to only defend the select state laws she favors. As Happ continues to dodge questions about her home sale and record in the courtroom, Brad Schimel is focusing on the issues that matter.”

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Brad Schimel Issues First Ad in Race for AG

via The Journal Sentinel on October 1, 2014
Press Release

AG Candidate Schimel Launches Television Advertising Campaign

“Brad Schimel is the only candidate with bipartisan endorsements and deep support across the state,” said Johnny Koremenos, campaign manager for Brad Schimel. “Susan Happ, whose campaign is stuck in neutral as she becomes engulfed in a cloud of ethical questions, is an activist who can only muster support from a handful of her fellow Democrats and the traditional lefty special interest groups.”

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Press Release

Schimel Agrees to Three College Campus Forums

Brad Schimel, the only candidate for attorney general with a plan to combat violence against women on college campuses, has agreed to three forums on college campuses in October. Although she was invited, it is doubtful his opponent, Susan Happ, will participate in any of them.

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Brad's Notes

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and it provides us an opportunity to examine how to improve our efforts to prevent and prosecute these cases. Last week, on the campus of the University of Wisconsin – Lacrosse, I outlined a comprehensive plan to combat violence against women, which included preventative and prosecutorial measures regarding domestic violence and sexual assault (including date rape).

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Schimel Receives Wisconsin REALTORS Association Endorsement

“I’m proud to have the Wisconsin REALTORS Association (WRA) vote of confidence to be Wisconsin’s next Attorney General,” said Schimel. “The WRA and its members depend on safe and vibrant communities and are an important part of Wisconsin’s economy.”

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Schimel’s Plan to Combat Child Abuse

“As the father of two young daughters, I know how important it is that all kids have a safe and happy childhood,” said Schimel, the Waukesha County district attorney. “We can leverage existing resources to do more, but if necessary I will fight for additional resources and laws to combat the cowardly crime of child abuse.”

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In the News

Police union endorses Burke, Schimel

via PostCrescent.com on September 25, 2014
In the News

Wisconsin Professional Police Association Endorse Republican and Democratic Candidates

via The Daily Cardinal on September 25, 2014
Press Release

Brad Schimel Outlines Plan to Combat Heroin During Hudson Stop

“Heroin is not just a big city problem, it’s clearly a top public safety issue facing our state and families across Wisconsin,” said Schimel, the Waukesha County district attorney. “While others talk about fighting the scourge of heroin, I’ve been leading the state in prosecuting Len Bias-type homicide cases and holding those who deliver the drugs that cause overdose deaths accountable and I will continue to do so as the next attorney general.”

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Where is Susan Happ and What Would She Do as Attorney General?

“Tuesday was a microcosm of this entire race,” said Schimel campaign manager Johnny Koremenos. “Both candidates went to La Crosse. Brad Schimel went to the UW-L campus and outlined a plan to prevent, confront and combat violence against women. While Susan Happ spoke before a special interest group, promising not to defend state law.”

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Schimel Pleased Another AG Debate Set

“I look forward to explaining my plans to put public safety ahead of politics and allowing voters the opportunity to contrast that with the activist approach of my opponent,” said Schimel.

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In the News

Schimel Outlines Plan For Addressing Violence Against Women

via Wisconsin Public Radio on September 24, 2014
In the News

AG Candidate Schimel Proposes Date-Rape Drug Test Kits On Campus

via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on September 24, 2014
In the News

AG Hopeful Has Plan to Curb Crimes Against Women

via ABC 2 WBAY Green Bay on September 23, 2014
In the News

Schimel Outline Plan to Address Violence Against Women

via Wisconsin Radio Network on September 23, 2014
Press Release

Schimel’s Plan to Combat Violence Against Women Includes Focus on College Campuses, Domestic Violence

“Violence against women is pervasive in our society, it’s not just high profile athletes getting caught by hotel video cameras,” Schimel said. “We must prevent, confront and combat violence against women in every community, from Holmen to Hubertus and everywhere in between.”

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WPPA Endorses Schimel for Top Cop

“The WPPA’s mission is to protect and promote public safety, as well as the interests of the dedicated men and women that serve to provide it,” said WPPA Executive Director Jim Palmer. “After closely considering the candidates in this critical election, our board of elected officers from all across the state determined that Brad Schimel is the most qualified to serve as Wisconsin’s top law enforcement officer and promote public safety. Frankly, his experience and leadership are second to none, and we are proud to join the bipartisan ranks of law enforcement groups that are supporting his campaign.”

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Happ Agrees to One Debate

‘I have nothing to hide,” said Schimel. “I look forward to explaining my plans to put public safety ahead of politics and allowing voters the opportunity to contrast that with the activist approach of my opponent.”

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In the News

Candidates for Attorney General Agree to Debate

via Wisconsin Radio Network on September 18, 2014
Press Release

Schimel Campaign Statement on Marquette Law Poll

“As the race comes into focus and voters begin to examine the candidates, they are making the same determination that Democratic and Republican law enforcement officers have made: Brad Schimel will put public safety ahead of politics and is the right choice for attorney general. While Susan Happ continues to be evasive, our positive, issues-based campaign is gaining momentum. We encourage voters to go to both candidates’ websites and compare their records and vision and they will understand why Brad Schimel is law enforcement’s choice and will be their’s as well.”

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Schimel Agrees to Four Attorney General Debates

Brad Schimel, law enforcement’s choice for attorney general, has agreed to participate in at least four debates in the campaign’s final seven weeks.

“I’ve been leading the way on the issues that matter and I look forward to giving voters ample opportunity to compare the records and agendas of the candidates for the state’s top cop,” said Schimel.

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Schimel Proposes Major Reform of Oversight, Support for County DAs Assistants

“This is the right thing to do,” said Schimel. “The Department of Justice professionals know how front-line prosecutors work and what they need. The Attorney General can better advocate for additional prosecutors in the future based on needs and will be better-equipped to answer the legislature’s questions regarding resource allocations.”

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AG Candidate: Move Prosecutors to Justice Dept.

via Green Bay Press Gazette on September 15, 2014
In the News

Schimel Proposes Moving Prosecutors from DOA to DOJ

via Wisconsin Law Journal on September 15, 2014
Press Release

Farrow: Happ/Lautenschlager Owe Victim an Apology

Margaret Farrow, Wisconsin’s first female Lt. Governor, is an advisor to the Brad Schimel campaign. This morning she issued the following statement:

“The Schimel campaign has been asked by numerous reporters to comment on the latest news regarding Susan Happ and a $180,000 real estate deal she entered into with an alleged child molester and a subsequent plea deal he received from her office. Our initial response was to express sympathy for the victim.

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Schimel Honors 9/11 Victims

“Today, while we remember all the victims from 13 years ago and their families and friends who continue to grieve, I am especially moved to honor the men and women of law enforcement and the other first responders who gave their lives on 9/11 in selfless public service. The memories of the 343 firefighters of FDNY, 23 officers with NYPD, 37 officers with the Port Authority, 15 EMTs and 3 court officers are always with us and we can honor their service by appreciating not only their sacrifice, but the work of the first responders and men and women of law enforcement in Wisconsin do every day. These public servants never know what the next shift has in store for them and they regularly put duty before themselves.”

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Schimel Says OWI Testing Should Still Be Moved from UW Hygiene Lab to DOJ Crime Lab

“We can never again get to the point where we have such outrageous delays. This work is vital to solving and prosecuting ‘drugged driving’ cases and making our roads safer,” said Schimel. “The Department of Justice needs to have more oversight on these operations which greatly affect the outcome of the work done by frontline law enforcement statewide.”

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Schimel Receives Wisconsin Restaurant Association Endorsement

“Small business owners, like the Wisconsin Restaurant Association members, provide tens of thousands of jobs in our state and serve millions of people each year. These hard working families depend on safe communities and a stable legal environment to operate their businesses and I’m proud to have their vote of confidence to be Wisconsin’s next Attorney General,” said Schimel.

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Schimel Receives Another Law Enforcement Endorsement

On Monday, Juneau County District Attorney Michael Solovey announced he is supporting Schimel’s bid to become Wisconsin’s chief law enforcement officer. His support brings the total number of sheriffs and district attorneys who support Schimel to 89. The list includes nine Democrats who publicly endorsed the Republican District Attorney of Waukesha County to be Wisconsin’s top cop.

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Schimel Receives Wisconsin Builders Association Endorsement

Today, Brad Schimel announced the endorsement of the Wisconsin Builders Association (WBA).

“Small business owners, like those represented by the Wisconsin Builders Association, provide tens of thousands of jobs in our state and they depend on safe communities and a stable legal environment to operate their businesses and I’m proud to have their vote of confidence to be Wisconsin’s next Attorney General,” said Schimel.

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Press Release

Another Democratic Sheriff Endorses Brad Schimel for Attorney General

Republican Brad Schimel now has more support from Democratic law enforcement leaders than his opponent. Of the 88 law enforcement leaders who are backing Brad Schimel, nine are Democrats.

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In the News

Republican AG Candidate Schimel Unveils Trafficking Plan

via Green Bay Press Gazette on September 5, 2014
In the News

Attorney General candidate unveils plan to combat human trafficking

via ABC 12 WISN Milwaukee on September 5, 2014
In the News

Attorney General Hopeful Unveils Trafficking Plan

via FOX 11 on September 5, 2014
In the News

Wisconsin AG candidate Brad Schimel touts plan to address human trafficking

via The Capitol Times on September 5, 2014
Press Release

Schimel Unveils Initiative to Combat Human Trafficking

“Human trafficking is modern day slavery for the women and girls trapped in its web and has powerful links to drug and violent crime,” said Schimel. “It’s real. It’s here and I will continue to confront it as Attorney General.”

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Schimel Blasts Feds for Letting Criminals Roam Free in Wisconsin

“No matter where you stand on the immigration issue, this is just crazy,” said Schimel. “We can’t simply let violent criminals roam our streets while Washington decides what to do. This is a shameful approach by the federal DOJ and I would hope my opponent would join me in condemning this irresponsible and potentially deadly lack of judgment on the part of the Obama Administration.

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Two More Democratic Sheriffs Endorse Republican Brad Schimel for Attorney General

“For nearly a quarter century I’ve been a front line prosecutor and a partner with law enforcement who works hard to keep Wisconsin safe, secure justice and assist innocent victims,” said Schimel. “I am honored to have the support of Democrats and Republicans who know both candidates and chose me. I am honored to be law enforcement’s choice for attorney general.”

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Law Enforcement Community Continues to Line Up to Support Brad Schimel for Attorney General

“The position of Attorney General is significant in Wisconsin. The Attorney General is Wisconsin’s top cop,” said Jerry Johnson, Wisconsin National Trustee Fraternal Order of Police. “We examined both candidates quite carefully and believe that Brad Schimel will put public safety ahead of politics. We are confident in Brad Schimel’s ability to represent the interests of Wisconsin Law Enforcement. We wholeheartedly endorse him and encourage our fellow Wisconsinites to do the same.”

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Schimel Only Candidate With Credibility and Plan to Reform How State Investigates Internet Crimes Against Children

As news reports uncover delays in the investigations of Internet crimes against children, Brad Schimel remains the only candidate in the race for Wisconsin attorney general with a plan to reform the way Wisconsin handles online child predators.

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Schimel Campaign Statement on Latest Marquette Law School Poll

In response to the Marquette University Law School’s Latest Poll Numbers, Schimel Campaign Manager Johnny Koremenos issued the following statement: “This is what we expected. Susan Happ gets a bump from spending a lot on television, (we spent none) and her fawning post primary press coverage. However the law-enforcement professionals in Wisconsin who know the candidates best are overwhelmingly supporting Brad Schimel….

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Yet Another Democrat Endorses Brad Schimel for Attorney General

Adams County Sheriff Sam Wallin became the latest Democratic law enforcement leader to endorse Brad Schimel for Wisconsin Attorney General.

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Wisconsin Troopers Endorse Schimel

“Brad Schimel’s commitment to public safety and nearly 25 years as a frontline prosecutor makes him ‘law enforcements’ choice’ to serve as our next Attorney General,” said Wisconsin Troopers Association Executive Director Ryan Zukowski. “Many of our members have worked hand-in-hand with Brad, and they know he’s the law enforcement leader we can trust to ensure the Wisconsin Department of Justice focuses on public safety.”

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Schimel Releases First Campaign Ad

Highlights career-long fight to put child abusers behind bars and provide a safe environment for victims [WAUKESHA, WI]… Waukesha District Attorney and Attorney General Candidate Brad Schimel released his first campaign ad today, titled “Priority.” In the ad, Brad and his wife, Sandi, discuss Brad’s lifelong commitment to keeping our families safe. Brad Schimel spent […]

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Susan Happ Starts General Election Campaign With Negative Attack

“While Brad Schimel was congratulating his opponent on her primary victory, Ms. Happ turned to negative political attacks,” said Schimel Campaign Manager Johnny Koremenos. “Because Ms. Happ is an inexperienced prosecutor with an incredibly thin record that pales in comparison to Brad Schimel’s, it’s clear she will make this race about everything other than public safety.”

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Schimel Statement on Democrat AG Primary Election Results

“I congratulate my opponent on her victory in the Democrat primary and I look forward to the race because Wisconsin voters will have a clear choice between two starkly different candidates for Attorney General,” Schimel said. “With more than 24 years as an aggressive front line prosecutor and more than 150 jury trials, I have the experience to lead our public safety community from day one. Wisconsin’s deadliest public safety challenge is the epidemic of heroin and prescription opiate abuse. Yet I am the only candidate with a comprehensive plan to combat this problem.”

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Schimel Statement on Wisconsin Supreme Court Decisions on Voter ID and Act 10

Waukesha County District Attorney and Attorney General candidate Brad Schimel today issued the following statement on the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s decisions on Act 10 and Voter ID. “The rule of law prevailed in the courts today,” said Schimel. “That’s why Wisconsin needs an Attorney General who will defend the laws, not make the laws.”

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Jon Richards Represents A Step Backward for Public Safety

Waukesha County District Attorney and Attorney General candidate Brad Schimel’s campaign today called out his liberal Democrat opponent, Jon Richards, for misleading voters on public safety.

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States Pursue Homicide Charges in Heroin Overdoses

via USA Today on July 25, 2014
In the News

GOP attorney general candidate visits Shawano

via Shawno Leader on July 24, 2014
In the News

http://www.marshfieldnewsherald.com/story/news/local/2014/07/21/attorney-general-candidate-schimel-makes-heroin-top-priority/12975483/

Marshfield News Herald

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Schimel Reports $400,000 Cash on Hand

Waukesha County District Attorney and Attorney General candidate Brad Schimel today filed his campaign finance report with the Government Accountability Board (GAB), reporting more than $400,000 cash-on-hand. Schimel raised in excess of $360,000 the last reporting period and nearly $550,000 since launching his campaign.

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Attorney General Candidate Brad Schimel Visits MACCI

via Marshfield Community Television on July 21, 2014
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Schimel Touts Experience, Rule of Law, and Changes in Attorney General Campaign

via WTAQ on July 18, 2014
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Schimel to President Obama: Take Note

Today’s decision by the Supreme Court of the United States was hailed by Waukesha County District Attorney and Wisconsin Attorney General candidate Brad Schimel as a victory for freedom and liberty.

In its landmark decision, the Supreme Court ruled President Obama and the United States Congress overstepped their constitutional authority in Obamacare mandates which require employers to cover contraception, in spite of religious objections.

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Brad Schimel Applauds Supreme Court Decision Preserving Right to Privacy

Waukesha District Attorney and Attorney General candidate Brad Schimel applauded the recent unanimous decision by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) in Riley v. California, which ruled a warrant is needed to search an individual’s mobile phone.

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Prosecutor Brad Schimel Offers Sharp Contrast to Dem Candidates

via Wisconsin State Journal on June 6, 2014
In the News

Republican Attorney General Candidate Unveils Plan for Addressing Heroin Epidemic

via Wisconsin Public Radio on June 4, 2014
In the News

Schimel Outlines Heroin Strategy

via A candidate for Wisconsin attorney general on Monday rolled out a plan aimed at combating the state’s burgeoning heroin epidemic. Republican Brad Schimel says “it’s frightening” – heroin or prescription opiate overdose is now the number one category of accidental death in Wisconsin. on June 3, 2014
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Heroin Death Prosecutions Spike in Wisconsin

via Green Bay Press Gazette on June 2, 2014
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DA Schimel Proposes Plan to Combat Heroin Epidemic

Waukesha District Attorney and Attorney General candidate Brad Schimel today joined with state Representative John Nygren and local law enforcement to unveil S.T.O.P. Heroin, a comprehensive plan to address the state’s growing heroin and other opiate epidemic.

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Schimel Emerges as Law Enforcement’s Choice at WPPA Attorney General Debate

Today’s Wisconsin Professional Police Association (WPPA) Attorney General Debate had a clear winner: Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel. Schimel, a 24-year frontline prosecutor, faced off against all three Democrat candidates for Attorney General during today’s debate. Schimel emphasized his unmatched support among Wisconsin’s law enforcement community including endorsements from more than 80 Democrat and Republican sheriffs and district attorneys.

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Schimel to Debate All Three Democrat AG Candidates

Waukesha County District Attorney and Attorney General candidate Brad Schimel will debate all three Democrat candidates for Attorney General at the Wisconsin Professional Police Association’s (WPPA) Attorney General debate in the Wisconsin Dells on May 31st.

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In the News

Sawyer County Record: Republicans Endorse State Candidates

via Sawyer County Record on May 18, 2014
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Is There Hope After Heroin? Checking In on Addicts Seven Years Later

via Fox 6 on May 13, 2014
Brad's Notes

Four Moms

I am especially grateful to a set of moms that have had a tremendous impact on my life and family. My mother, Kathy, of course, who balanced motherhood with helping make ends meet in our middle class home. And my wife, Sandi, who brings richness and joy to my life, and is the foundation on which our family thrives.

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Schimel Makes Pitch to Delegates

via JSOnline on May 3, 2014
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Schimel gets backing from Milwaukee police union

via JSOnline on April 23, 2014
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Milwaukee Police Association Endorses Schimel

Waukesha County District Attorney and candidate for Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel today received the endorsement of the Milwaukee Police Association (MPA). Milwaukee Police Association President Michael V. Crivello described the endorsement as an easy decision to make when evaluating Schimel’s exceptional career as a frontline prosecutor.

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AG Candidate Sets Sights on Pushers

via Peninsula Pulse on April 18, 2014
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Republican Schimel Receives Five Endorsements

via La Crosse Tribune on March 19, 2014
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UW Hygiene Lab Backlog Forcing Nearly Year Long Delays in “Drugged Driving” OWI Prosecutions

Waukesha District Attorney and Attorney General candidate Brad Schimel today unveiled a plan to address the backlog of blood samples tested for Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) offenses, which forces prosecutors to delay processing some cases for nearly a year.

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BREAKING NEWS: Three Democrat District Attorneys Endorse Schimel

Waukesha County District Attorney and Attorney General candidate Brad Schimel today announced new endorsements from 12 current county law enforcement leaders from across Wisconsin. Schimel has now garnered bipartisan law enforcement endorsements from 80 current Wisconsin sheriffs and district attorneys representing 58 different counties from all corners of the state, including three elected Democrats.

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Q&A with Waukesha County DA Brad Schimel

via Brad Schimel has served as Waukesha County district attorney since he was first elected in 2006. He lives in the Town of Genesee with his wife and two daughters. Schimel, 48, said as attorney general he would fight for child safety, consumer protection, public safety and to prevent federal overreach. He is the only Republican running in the first open attorney general's race since 2002, seeking to replace two-term incumbent J.B. Van Hollen, who announced he would not seek an additional term. on March 17, 2014
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Schimel: “Since 1999, when CCAP was created, citizens have had greater access to important court records.”

As we enter Sunshine Week, a national initiative to promote the importance of open government and freedom of information, it’s important to recognize and celebrate Wisconsin’s strong open meetings and public records laws. Transparency is the cornerstone of democracy.

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Schimel: Let CCAP Shine Sun on Wisconsin's Court System

via Wisconsin State Journal on March 15, 2014
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DA Schimel: “Since CCAP was created, citizens have had greater access to important court records.”

Schimel said Sunshine Week, March 16-22, serves as a reminder of the rights we often take for granted here in Wisconsin and our nation, as well as reinforces the importance of maintaining a well-informed electorate through an open and transparent government.

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New Racine Case Reinforces Schimel’s Call for Reform

Attorney General candidate and Waukesha District Attorney Brad Schimel today renewed his call for reforms within the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) operations. The Wisconsin Department of Justice as a new case of delayed investigation into child pornography was reported by the Racine Journal Times.

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Brad Schimel Proposes Major Changes in Handling of Child Porn Tips

via JSOnline on March 4, 2014
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Schimel Proposes Major ICAC Changes for DOJ

Attorney General candidate and Waukesha District Attorney Brad Schimel today proposed changes to the Department of Justice Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) operations. On March 1, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that the Department of Justice (DOJ) failed to quickly act on two tips from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Two agents from the DOJ’s Division of Criminal Investigations were reassigned due to the mishandling of these cases.

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Congressman Paul Ryan: A Stronger Wisconsin

As you know, for several years now, Wisconsin has been America’s #1 political battleground in the fight for conservative reforms that hold down government spending, offer more choices and opportunities to individuals, and unleash the power of free enterprise to create high-paying jobs and lift families out of poverty.

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Schimel Endorsed by Waukesha County Police Chiefs’ Association for Attorney General

Waukesha County District Attorney and Attorney General candidate Brad Schimel received the endorsement from the Waukesha County Police Chiefs’ Association (WCPCA) today. WCPCA President and City of Waukesha Police Chief Russell P. Jack cited Schimel’s experience as the reason for WCPCA’s unanimous support of Schimel’s campaign for Wisconsin Attorney General.

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Schimel Commends Senate and Assembly for Passage Of H.O.P.E. Legislation

Last month, the Wisconsin State Assembly unanimously passed legislation that will help fight Wisconsin’s heroin epidemic. The four bills, known as Heroin Opiate Prevention and Education or H.O.P.E., will help law enforcement on the front lines save lives and put an end to this public safety and public health crisis. Today, the Wisconsin State Senate joined their legislative counterparts by unanimously passing this life saving legislation.

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Wis. GOP AG Candidate Has Raised $176k

via WAOW on January 31, 2014
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Attorney General Van Hollen endorses Brad Schimel as his successor

via JSOnline on January 29, 2014
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Attorney General JB Van Hollen Endorses Schimel for Attorney General

Attorney General JB Van Hollen today announced his endorsement of Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel for Attorney General. Attorney General Van Hollen praised Schimel’s 23 years of experience fighting crime and dedication to public safety in his endorsement of the Waukesha County District Attorney. Elected in 2006 and re-elected in 2010, Van Hollen announced in October 2013 he is not running for re-election.

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Former Governor Tommy Thompson Endorses Schimel for AG

“Brad brings more than 23 years of frontline prosecution to the role of Attorney General. His prosecution experience is unmatched by any of the candidates running for Attorney General, and his record and vision for fighting crime will be a tremendous asset for the Wisconsin Department of Justice,” said Thompson.

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Former Governor Tommy Thompson Endorses Schimel for Attorney General

Former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson stood side-byside with law enforcement leaders to announce his endorsement of Waukesha County District Attorney and Attorney General candidate Brad Schimel this morning during a press conference. Thompson noted Schimel’s experience in prosecuting child sexual assault, rape, drug trafficking, murder, and other heinous crimes has prepared him to be the state’s top cop.

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72 County Law Enforcement Officials Now Backing Schimel

Waukesha County District Attorney and Attorney General candidate Brad Schimel today announced new endorsements from 13 current county law enforcement leaders from across Wisconsin.

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57 County Law Enforcement Officials Now Backing Schimel

Waukesha County District Attorney and Attorney General candidate Brad Schimel today announced new endorsements from 27 current county law enforcement leaders from across Wisconsin. In the short time since Schimel announced his candidacy for attorney general, he has garnered endorsements from 57 current Wisconsin sheriffs and district attorneys representing more than 40 different counties from all corners of the state.

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DA Schimel Announces New Sheriff Endorsements

Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel today released new endorsements from county sheriffs in his campaign for Attorney General. Racine County Sheriff Chris Schmaling said Schimel’s record and commitment to public safety is unmatched. Schimel formally announced his candidacy for Attorney General on Monday, and has quickly gained support from law enforcement across the state.

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Brad Schimel announces plans to run for Attorney General

via Fox 6 on October 14, 2013
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Schimel Announces Candidacy for Attorney General

Flanked by men and women on the frontlines of public safety, Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel today was surrounded by law enforcement at a press conference to formally announce his candidacy for Wisconsin Attorney General.

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Schimel Files Registration For AG

Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel today filed a campaign registration statement for the office of Wisconsin Attorney General, while also announcing the endorsement of 17 district attorneys from across the state. District Attorney Schimel is preparing for a formal announcement regarding his candidacy, but he said the strong outpouring of initial endorsements among frontline prosecutors demonstrates the broad support he’s earning among law enforcement. Current Attorney General JB Van Hollen recently announced he would not seek a third term.

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