State Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley says she expects to see outside groups once again spend millions of dollars trying to influence her reelection bid. However, she told a gathering of the Wisconsin Counties Association that “I don’t care how much special interest groups…want to spend to defeat me, I’m not backing down.”
Bradley is seeking a third term on the state’s high court, in a race that’s expected to attract attention from groups hoping to oust her and shore up a conservative majority on the bench. She said Tuesday that she can’t stop that from happening, but it is one of the issue she frequently hears voters voice concerns about while on the campaign trail. If they want to stop it, she said it will be up to the public to stand up and demand changes to state laws that allow those ads to continue airing. “The surest way to lose is to surrender on that issue.”
Bradley faces a challenge from Rock County Judge James Daley on the April 7 ballot. Daley is scheduled to speak to members of the WCA on Wednesday morning.