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Jefferson County DA Happ wins Democratic primary for attorney general

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Wisconsin voters have chosen Susan Happ to run against Waukesha prosecutor Brad Schimel for state attorney general.

Happ, the Jefferson County district attorney, received 52 percent of over 275,000 votes in a three-way Democratic primary Tuesday.

Milwaukee state Representative Jon Richards finished a distant second at 33 percent. Dane County DA Ismael Ozanne was third with 15 percent.

November's winner replaces Republican J.B. Van Hollen, who's stepping down after 8 years as the state's "top cop."

Happ says the primary results show that Wisconsin wants a "different kind of attorney general." She said people are sick of divisiveness and partisan politics.

Schimel, who has almost four times the campaign money as Happ, says voters would have a clear choice -- and he'll highlight his 24 years of what he calls "an aggressive front line prosecutor."

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)