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What’s at stake in Wisconsin Supreme Court election

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court race to be decided Tuesday won’t have an immediate impact on control of the state’s highest court, but it could position liberals to take over in 2020.

Liberal-backed Lisa Neubauer faces fellow appeals court judge Brian Hagedorn, the favorite of conservatives.
The winner will serve a 10-year term.

Conservatives have a 4-3 majority. A Neubauer win wouldn’t change that, but it would make it possible for liberals to take control of the court in another election next year for the first time since 2008.

She has outraised Hagedorn and benefited from about seven times more spending by partisan outside groups. That includes a group run by former Democratic U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who came to Wisconsin to rally support for Neubauer.

Courtney Terlecki

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