TV Ad Contracts Purchased by WI Court Candidates

In Wisconsin, both incumbent Justice Rebecca Bradley and Court of Appeals Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg have purchased their first TV advertising contracts in the general election for the state Supreme Court, according to The Associated Press.

The race is heating up, the AP said, and the candidates were scheduled to debate on Tuesday night.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, meanwhile, explored Kloppenburg’s view that judges need not step aside from hearing cases involving groups that have spent money in opposition to their election, but only if the groups have spent money in support of their election. Kloppenburg has voiced support for stronger judicial recusal rules in Wisconsin.