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Attorneys for Kavanaugh’s accusers were to hold fundraiser

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin was scheduled to host a fundraiser in October with the attorneys representing the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault from when they were both in high school.

But Baldwin’s campaign says the attorneys will now no longer be at the event, which was scheduled before the allegations were made against Kavanaugh.

An email invitation to the Oct. 1 fundraiser sent Thursday says the attorney will be available for “cocktails and conversation” with Baldwin in Washington, D.C.

Attorneys Debra Katz, who earned her law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1984, and Lisa Banks along with End Citizens United were listed as planning to be at the fundraiser. Katz and Banks represent Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who brought the accusations against Kavanaugh.

A spokesman for Baldwin’s Republican opponent, Leah Vukmir, called the fundraiser “despicable.”

Wisconsin Law Journal Staff Writer Erika Strebel contributed to this report.

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