Two weeks after the election, Wisconsin has a new attorney general. Democrat Kathleen Falk concedes to Republican J.B. Van Hollen . "I called Mr. Van Hollen to congratulate him and concede and wish him the best in serving our great state."
Van Hollen says it feels good to have finality. "You know I felt good ever since the people spoke on election night and the morning after, I guess. And we've been moving forward making plans, developing our transition team and very prepared to move forward. It's nice to have some finality."
Because there was less than a half a percent margin between the two candidates on election night, Falk had decided to wait until the official canvass was completed by the State Elections Board. Falk says she wanted to honor the integrity of the election process and she does not intend to ask for a recount. Van Hollen says he's got a lot to do when he moves into his new office. "There's a lot to do. We need to get rid of the backlog at the crime lab and help local law enforcement around the state fight all their various issues that are growing and growing."
Van Hollen says he looks forward to the challenge ahead of him and is grateful the voters put their faith in him.