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Attorney general candidates set to debate on public television

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin attorney general candidates Susan Happ and Brad Schimel are set to engage in their second debate.

Happ, Jefferson County’s Democratic district attorney, and Schimel, Waukesha County’s Republican district attorney, are scheduled to appear together on Wisconsin Public Television on Friday evening.

Polls show Happ and Schimel locked in a dead heat as the Nov. 4 election approaches. The race has turned fierce, with each candidate accusing the other of being soft on crime. Schimel has labeled Happ a liberal activist. Happ has criticized Schimel’s belief that he must defend every state law regardless of its constitutionality, calling him a robot.

The two candidates are set to debate one more time before the election on Wednesday at the State Bar.

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