MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A group of former assistant Wisconsin attorneys generals are attacking Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel as he fights for re-election.
Schimel’s opponent, Democrat Josh Kaul, released a letter Monday signed by 45 assistant attorneys general.
The letter ticks off a number of Kaul’s complaints, including delays in testing sexual-assault-evidence kits and Schimel’s decisions to challenge former President Barack Obama’s administration’s environmental regulations and buy promotional coins.
Gillian Drummond, a spokeswoman for Kaul, says the signers drafted the letter and gave it to Kaul. She says the signers include at least 10 who worked for Schimel and 20 who served under his predecessor, Republican J.B Van Hollen.
Johnny Koremenos, a campaign spokesman for Schimel, says it’s no surprise Kaul can find “like-minded activists.” He noted 63 Wisconsin sheriffs have endorsed Schimel.