AP Declares Rebecca Bradley Winner in Supreme Court Race
(AP) Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley has defeated state appellate Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg to win a full 10-year term on the high court.
Bradley had the advantage of incumbency and overcame a spate of negative headlines late in the campaign about her college-era writings that bashed gays and feminists.
Her opponent had the support of liberals and labor and had built name recognition in a failed Supreme Court run five years ago.
Kloppenburg tied Bradley to n Gov. Scott Walker, who appointed Bradley to three judgeships in recent years. That included last fall, when the Republican governor named Bradley to complete the Supreme Court term of the late Justice Patrick Crooks.
Bradley had support from conservatives who spent heavily on attack ads that branded Kloppenburg as soft on crime.