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Democrat wins bitter, costly race for Wisconsin Supreme Court

Democrat wins bitter, costly race for Wisconsin Supreme Court

Wisconsin Democrats declared victory on Tuesday night after Milwaukee Judge Rebecca Dallet won a bitter race for a seat on the state's Supreme Court.

Dallet's win over Judge Michael Screnock shrunk the conservative majority on the court to one vote, after a campaign that had become the latest test of Trump-era liberal activism and political spending.

Both candidates and their supporters turned the race, which is technically nonpartisan, into a political referendum. Dallet ran early ads that accused President Donald Trump of "attack[ing] our civil rights and our values," while Screnock portrayed himself as a "rule of law" conservative endorsed by the...

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