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AG hopeful says he has plan to curb crimes against women

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican attorney general hopeful Brad Schimel has unveiled a plan to curb crimes against women.

Under the plan, the state Justice Department would provide free date-rape drug testing kits to colleges; advocate for a law that would ensure victims and witnesses are immune form minor drug or alcohol offenses; create a college sexual assault task force; create a sensitive crimes certification for police; and expand sexual assault nurse examiner programs statewide.

Schimel said he would use annual federal grants to provide money for the initiatives.

Schimel will face Democrat Susan Happ in the Nov. 4 election. Happ’s campaign manager said he’s glad Schimel has “seen the light on campus sexual assaults” and hopes he will join with Happ in supporting women’s abortion rights.

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