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Attorney General Brad Schimel and Josh “AWOL” Kaul had their first two debates this past weekend in Madison and Milwaukee. The debates made it clear that Brad Schimel is the only candidate with the experience and record needed to continue being the people’s lawyer in Wisconsin. In a recent Marquette University Law School poll, Schimel is up four points, 47 to Josh Kaul’s 43.

Watch the WISN debate here:

Here’s what you missed:

WEAU: Attorney General Brad Schimel and Democratic challenger Josh Kaul sat down for a one-hour debate at Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee Sunday night … Schimel touted his accomplishments as both a state attorney general and a county district attorney that helped people in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Public Radio: Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel and Democratic challenger Josh Kaul went head to head in their first debate of the season Friday evening, clashing on wide variety of issues ranging from school safety to Roe v. Wade to the Affordable Care Act … Schimel said he was proud of the work the DOJ had done in processing the kits, calling it a 25-year problem that he and his staff were able to solve in three years … Schimel touted the work that the DOJ has done in reducing the number of opioid prescriptions in the state … The most recent Marquette University’s Law School poll found Schimel leading Kaul by a margin of 47-43 percent. Ten percent said they didn’t know who they would vote for.

WisPolitics: During their debate at the Marquette University Law School, Schimel touted several efforts he’s undertaken to fight opioid abuse, including raising awareness about prescription drug abuse, establishing drug take-back programs, helping establish and expand drug treatment courts, and instituting prevention efforts he said are now being used in other states. “We’re leading the nation,” Schimel said. “We’ve been recognized over and over for that.” … Schimel, who served as Waukesha County DA before being elected AG, said he’s “been out on the front end of this for years, long before I was attorney general.” … Kaul, a former federal prosecutor, highlighted his work in dismantling large-scale drug operations in the Baltimore area. But Schimel said records show Kaul had 25 cases assigned to him while a prosecutor, compared to the 16,000 he handled over his 29 year career as a prosecutor.

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