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Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate defends blog posts

This photo provided by Brian Hagedorn shows conservative state appeals court Judge Brian Hagedorn, the former chief legal counsel for Republican Gov. Scott Walker, who launched his candidacy for Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. (Brian Hagedorn via AP)

Judge Brian Hagedorn (Brian Hagedorn via AP)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Conservative Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Brian Hagedorn is defending blog posts he wrote more than a decade ago where he said a landmark gay rights court ruling could lead to legalized bestiality and labeled Planned Parenthood a “wicked organization.”

Hagedorn spoke Monday about the blogs to conservative talk radio host John Muir on WTAQ-AM. He wrote the blogs while in law school in 2005 and 2006.

Hagedorn is an evangelical Christian and says he can separate his personal opinion from the law.

Hagedorn faces liberal-backed Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Lisa Neubauer in the April 2 election. Neubauer is chief judge on the state appeals court where Hagedorn is also a judge.

Neubauer campaign manager Tyler Hendricks says Hagedorn would bring a “personal, extreme and radical agenda to the Supreme Court.”

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