DAILY WISCONSIN

Attorney General

Money talks

Schimel’s fundraiser will charge $100 a plate for general attendees, with “Host Levels” ranging from $500 to 2,500. A spokesman for Schimel’s campaign said it’s a victory celebration that will help pay off campaign debts and fund future campaigns. Via AG Schimel brings in favored big money special interests before taking office @ Democurmudgeon.

Flinging things worse than mud

Every worry I had about the race for attorney general has erupted in nasty ads and Internet posturing a few days ahead of the Nov. 4 election to determine the second most important position on the statewide ballot.  Via LOW ROAD OF TV’S TOP COP ANTICS MAY HIDE WHY HAPP IS BEST FOR AG @…

If Roe goes…

Wisconsin has a statute predating Roe that makes abortion a crime, with the only exception being instances where two doctors have determined the woman’s life is in danger. That law can’t be enforced because of the Supreme Court ruling. Via Democrats blast Schimel for signing onto anti-abortion legal paper @ JS All Politics Blog. 

Two-and-a-half weeks

Despite Happ’s conduct in the matter, Democrats have been reluctant to criticize her. Now the OLR, with startling speed, has given them some cover, despite Happ’s conduct to try to make the case go away. Making the whole matter even more disturbing, RightWisconsin reports the intake investigator, Cathe Hahn, appears to have signed the Walker…

Victim says she was told to stop saying

“When this story hit the news regarding Happs [sic] conflict of interest with Reynolds I got a phone call from Lori Anderson Jefferson county district attorney’s [sic] office telling me to not speak to anyone / media”, the victim wrote in a complaint first reported by WKOW television in Madison. Via Records: Happ’s Office Called…

Again

Take this disclosure Wednesday. The lawyer for convicted John Doe defendant Darlene Wink intentionally destroyed evidence on Wink’s computer. The destruction of evidence took place in Waukesha County. Schimel filed no charges against the lawyer…. Via Brad Schimel cut sweetheart GOP deals. Twice. @ The Political Environment.

Van Hollen ditches GAB

Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen’s refusal to defend the Government Accountability Board in a federal lawsuit challenging the investigation into Governor Scott Walker and his allies is a reversal of his office’s earlier position, could have grave implications for openness in the state, and undermines the GAB’s role in enforcing the state’s campaign finance…

Probation, Work Release

A juvenile counselor accused of having 200 child pornography photos on his computer, facing a maximum sentence of 125 years in prison, got off with no jail time at all, didn’t have to register as a sex offender, and was allowed to continue to work around minors. Via Child Pornographer Facing 125 Years In Prison Gets…

Happ looks for a topic

So that’s why Happ is stuck hanging her hat on for-profit colleges with exactly a month to go until the election. It’s safe and doesn’t open the door to anything in her past. It is also not going to get anyone excited about her campaign. Meanwhile, it is a ploy to get the support of…