MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Democratic attorney general hopeful Josh Kaul is releasing his first television ad, a 30-second spot blasting the incumbent, Brad Schimel, for taking too long with unanalyzed rape-testing kits.
The ad will begin playing on Tuesday statewide except in Madison, a liberal stronghold. It’s part of a $1.2 million purchase.
In the spot, Kaul takes Schimel to task for taking three years to test 4,000 unanalyzed sexual-assault-evidence kits sitting on police and hospital shelves while spending thousands on commemorative coins to honor exemplary police officers. Kaul says the coins don’t fight crime but the rape-testing kits can help identify dangerous criminals.
A spokesman for the Schimel campaign, Johnny Koremenos, didn’t immediately reply to an email.