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Justice Bradley Calls For Less Outside Money In Judicial Elections

Warns Of 'Undue Influence' On Courts


The incumbent in the race for state supreme court justice is speaking out against campaign spending by out-of-state special interest groups in judicial elections.

State Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley. State of Wisconsin

Justice Ann Walsh Bradley said that, in campaigning around the state, she’s heard lots of complaints from voters about the unregulated money that has poured into past state supreme court elections. And she’s urging voters to demand an end to the practice.

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“I’m talking about why I am running. I am talking about showing people that out of state special interest money cannot and do not and will not have undue influence on our courts, that’s what I stand for,” Bradley said.

Bradley, who is seeking a third 10-year term on the bench, spoke at the annual meeting of the Wisconsin Counties Association. Her opponent, Rock County Judge James Daley was scheduled to speak to the county officials Wednesday.

So far the only campaign finance information available shows Bradley has raised $265,000 while Daley has raised $74,000.