MADISON, Wis. — Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Ben Wikler issued the following statement on Dan Kelly’s distant second place finish in tonight’s Wisconsin Supreme Court primary:

“Dan Kelly is a fatally flawed and ethically compromised MAGA extremist who promises a future for Wisconsin in which patients are unable to access basic reproductive health care, doctors are at risk of prosecution, and the very integrity of our democracy is called into question.

“In his previous tenure on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, extremist Dan Kelly repeatedly twisted our Constitution and our laws to the benefit of right-wing special interests, and in the years since his 2020 defeat, Kelly has cashed paychecks from these same special interests. Dan Kelly has shamefully compared Social Security to slavery, and has fully embraced extremist groups campaigning to fully enforce Wisconsin’s draconian 1849 criminal abortion ban.

“In 2020, Wisconsinites rejected Dan Kelly overwhelmingly. Wisconsin Democrats—and all lovers of freedom and democracy—will ensure that his defeat in 2023 is equally, and deservedly, decisive.”

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