MADISON, Wis. — Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Ben Wikler released the following statement in response to Eric Toney’s election to be the Republican nominee for Attorney General:
“Eric Toney made clear during the course of his primary campaign that he would say or do anything to get elected. From pursuing politically-motivated felony prosecutions of voters who made simple mistakes filling out paperwork, to seemingly telling two different stories about his support for the failed former president, Eric Toney has shown his true stripes as a Republican politician desperate to pander to a far-right base obsessed with overturning the 2020 election. Wisconsin needs a prosecutor, not a politician, as our Attorney General – and time and again, Eric Toney has shown he is a profoundly cynical politician, eager to tell others just what they want to hear in order to advance his ambitions.
“Attorney General Josh Kaul is exactly the right person to continue leading the Department of Justice, a proven leader and prosecutor who can be trusted to keep Wisconsin families safe. AG Kaul has fought crime, protected our natural resources, and defended our rights, going to court to fight back against far-right attempts to restrict the right to vote and suing to get the government out of decisions that should be made by patients and their doctors.”