Former GOP state Rep. Adam Jarchow formally launched his campaign for attorney general today, saying Dem incumbent Josh Kaul has been a “complete failure.”

Jarchow also knocked Gov. Tony Evers and President Biden as he pledged to restore election integrity, stop violent crime, stand with parents, fight Biden’s “lawlessness and mandates” and stop Madison bureaucrats.

“We need an attorney general with the backbone to stand up against the liberal politicians and unchecked bureaucrats who are working in overdrive to strip away our freedoms – not someone who will enable them. I am a tested, consistent conservative with a proven record of getting things done.”

Jarchow initially filed to run for AG in the fall after UW-Madison Prof. Ryan Owens dropped out of the race for the GOP nomination. At the time, he expressed an interest in another conservative running and got in to prevent Fond du Lac DA Eric Toney from having the opportunity to try consolidating GOP support without an alternative.

Jarchow has been harshly critical of Toney for filing and then dropping charges for violations of Evers’ original stay-at-home order at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

He’s been an attorney for two decades, but has no prosecutorial experience.

Jarchow was elected to the Assembly in 2014 and 2016. In 2018, he ran in a special election for a western Wisconsin state Senate seat that former President Trump had won by more than 17 points. Jarchow lost to Dem Patty Schachtner by 10.4 percentage points.

See the release here.

See Jarchow’s rollout video here.

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