The two Republican candidates for Wisconsin Attorney General talk about why they decided to run for office, they touch on the issues, including terrorism, immigration, death penalty, drunk driving, DNA backlogs, experience, methamphetamine, identity theft, and ethics reform in our government.
Paul Bucher has worked in the Waukesha County District Attorney?s office since 1983 as an Assistant D.A. Five years later Bucher was appointed District Attorney by Governor Tommy Thompson, and has remained in that job ever since. Bucher is a Milwaukee native, is married and has five kids.
J.B. Van Hollen is the former U.S. Attorney for Wisconsin?s Western District, covering 44 counties. He had also served in the same district as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and — in 1993 — was appointed D.A. for Ashland County by Governor Tommy Thompson, who has endorsed Van Hollen in this race for state Attorney General. Van Hollen grew up in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, is married and has two kids.
The winner of the Republican Primary on September 12th faces the winner of the Democrat Primary, either Kathleen Falk or incumbent Peg Lautenschlager, in the November general election.