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Holder campaigns for Dallet, GOP files complaint

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is continuing his two-day swing through Wisconsin to help motivate voters to support Rebecca Dallet for state Supreme Court.

Holder was in Milwaukee on Thursday and planned the following day to lead a forum at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.

Also on Friday, the Wisconsin Republican Party asked the state Judicial Commission to start an investigation into Dallet’s acceptance of campaign donations from attorneys with cases before her.

Judges are allowed to take money from attorneys and Dallet’s campaign manager Jessica Lovejoy says it’s a baseless complaint. Lovejoy says Dallet’s opponent, Sauk County Circuit Judge Michael Screnock, is “running scared.”

Dallet is a Milwaukee County circuit judge backed by liberals and Screnock is supported by conservatives. The state GOP, which filed the complaint, has spent at least $110,000 to help Screnock’s campaign.

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