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Former DNR secretary mulling AG run

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A former Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources secretary says he’s considering a run for attorney general.

Matt Frank, a Democrat, served as DNR secretary under former Gov. Jim Doyle. He also served as Doyle’s Corrections secretary and spent 22 years in the state Justice Department as an assistant attorney general and head of the agency’s legal division.

Frank said Thursday he expects to make a decision within a week to 10 days.

Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel, a Republican, and state Rep. Jon Richards, a Milwaukee Democrat, both announced their candidacies earlier this week. Rep. Chris Taylor, a Madison Democrat, and Wisconsin Professional Police Association Executive Director Jim Palmer also are considering running.

Incumbent Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced last week he won’t seek a third term.

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