In advance of primary, Democratic attorney general candidates debate at UW Law

The University of Wisconsin Law School hosted an Aug. 5 debate for three Democrats vying to become the state’s next attorney general.

The Democratic candidates are Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ, Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne, and state Rep. Jon Richards.

Professor Erin McBride, director of the UW Law School's Government and Legislative Clinic, and Professor Michael Wagner of the UW School of Journalism and Mass Communication moderated the hour-long debate.

A statewide primary scheduled for Aug. 12 will determine which of the three Democrats will face the lone Republican challenger, Brad Schimel, in the November general election.

All four candidates—Happ, Ozanne, Richards and Schimel—are graduates of UW Law.

Media coverage of the event included:

Democratic attorney general candidates debate in Madison
Wisconsin Radio Network

Democratic attorney general candidates debate at UW Law School
The Capital Times

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Jon Richards has fundraising edge among Democrats for attorney general
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Democratic AG candidates try to separate themselves at debate

Democratic candidates for AG differ on drunk driving laws

Submitted by Law School News on August 7, 2014

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