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Wisconsin AG Schimel announces re-election bid

FILE - In this July 29, 2016 file photo, Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel speaks to reporters in Madison, Wis. Schimel is running for re-election as a Republican, but you'd never know it from his campaign launch video or website. Nowhere in the minute-long video, on his website or in his news release does Schimel, a longtime Republican and supporter of President Donald Trump, identify himself as a member of the GOP. (Michael P. King /Wisconsin State Journal via AP, File)

Michael P. King

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel says he's running for re-election this fall.

Schimel was first elected in 2014. He made his campaign for re-election official Thursday, releasing an online ad touting his work to combat opioid abuse, human trafficking and elder abuse.

Former federal prosecutor Josh Kaul is the only Democrat so far to announce a run against Schimel. The filing deadline is June 1. The primary election is Aug. 14, with the general election following on Nov. 6.


Corrects date of primary election to Aug. 14.

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