Former Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel has announced his campaign for a seat on the state Supreme Court, aiming to unseat liberal Justice Ann Bradley.
Schimel’s early entry into the race allows him to fundraise and signals to others considering a similar run to step aside.
The 58-year-old has been an outspoken critic of abortion and has defended the Republican-drawn maps in the state’s political maps challenge. (Trending: Greta Thunberg Caught on Video Going Full Anti-Semite)
We think former AG Brad Schimel will be running against left-wing partisan Justice Ann Walsh Bradley for state Supreme Court! You heard it here first, and we won't be wrong. #breaking pic.twitter.com/M2U75f8uN5
— Wisconsin Right Now (@wisconsin_now) November 25, 2023
“There is no check on this new liberal Supreme Court majority,” said Schimel.
“They have the final say in interpreting the Wisconsin Constitution and Wisconsin laws. The only check on them is to take back the majority by winning in 2025,” he continued.
Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Ben Walker said the judge “doesn’t deserve a promotion to our state’s highest court.”
“Wisconsinites rejected Brad Schimel after a single term as attorney general because his extreme politics and inept mismanagement became too great to ignore, with thousands of rape kits left untested at the State Crime Lab and millions of dollars wasted on partisan efforts to suppress voting rights and push new restrictions on abortion access,” alleged Walker.
The race to unseat Bradley could break spending records, as the most expensive state judicial election in U.S. history was for the seat won by Justice Janet Protasiewicz.