Wisconsin’s Backlog Of Rape Kits Nearly Caught Up, ‘Soft Partisans’ Could Have Big Influence In Governor’s Race

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Scott Walker and Tony Evers
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Three months ahead of his goal, Attorney General Brad Schimel announced this week that all but five of the sexual assault kits that had been part of a huge backlog have been tested. We talk to the Attorney General about the process involved. We also hear how so-called “soft partisans,” also called swing voters, could make a difference in this election cycle.

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Episode Credits

  • Carrie Kaufman Host
  • John Munson Host
  • Breann Schossow Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Brad Schimel Guest
  • Craig Gilbert Guest