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Bradley says victory shows voters want nonpartisan court

Justice Ann Walsh Bradley celebrates winning her election Tuesday, April 7, 2015, in Madison, Wis., for her third-term on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Bradley beat out Rock County Circuit Judge James Daley. (AP Photo/Wisconsin State Journal, Andy Manis)

Justice Ann Walsh Bradley celebrates her re-election Tuesday in Madison. Bradley beat Rock County Circuit Judge James Daley. (AP Photo/Wisconsin State Journal, Andy Manis)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Justice Ann Walsh Bradley says her re-election victory shows that voters want the Wisconsin Supreme Court to be nonpartisan.

Bradley easily defeated challenger Rock County Circuit Judge James Daley on Tuesday.

While the race is officially nonpartisan, Daley had openly courted conservatives and accepted donations from the Republican Party.

Bradley benefited from television ads run by an independent group. But she told The Associated Press after her win that Daley’s campaign was different because it took money directly from the GOP.

She says political parties have agendas, and voters showed they don’t want that influencing the courts.

Daley says Bradley won because of the power of incumbency and the banding together of liberal special interests.

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