Wisconsin attorney general candidates Susan Happ and Brad Schimel are set to meet for their third and final debate at the State Bar Center in Madison on Wednesday. Democrat Happ is district attorney in Jefferson County, while Republican Schimel is district attorney in Waukesha County. The two are in a tight and contentious race to succeed Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen, who chose not to seek reelection.
In a campaign that has gotten the attention of voters mainly through negative media advertising, Schimel has characterized Happ as an activist who would have an ideological agenda, while Happ has claimed that Schimel would blindly defend all state laws even if they’re clearly unconstitutional.
The debate is scheduled to get underway at 7 p.m. Wednesday. WISC‘s Eric Franke will moderate the debate, which will stream live at Channel3000.com. The debate will also be televised on Sunday in the Madison and La Crosse markets.