The Chief Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court has won her re-election bid.
Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson overcame a challenge in Tuesday's election from Jefferson County Circuit Judge Randy Koschnick, winning a fourth term on the bench of Wisconsin's high court.
During a victory speech to supporters in Madison Tuesday night, Abrahamson said voters were able to see past a campaign that attempted to use labels to mislead the public, and supported a campaign that stood by the ideals of Wisconsin.
Abrahamson also voiced her concerns about the impact of special interest spending on campaigns; a major factor in the two previous Supreme Court races. She says election campaigns are not a license to "appeal to dark angels."
In a statement, Koschnick congratulated Abrahamson on her win. The Judge said he knew he was an underdog in the race, but felt it was important for voters to have a choice.
Abrahamson's election to another 10-year term puts her just four years away from becoming the longest serving justice in the state Supreme Court's history.