The Latest: Neubauer disclosures at issue in court race
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin Supreme Court race (all times local):
Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate and current state Appeals Court Judge Lisa Neubauer stopped making public a list of customers for her husband’s cleaning supply business on disclosure forms a decade ago.
Neubauer faces fellow Appeals Court Judge Brian Hagedorn in the April 2 election. She is backed by liberals, while Hagedorn is supported by conservatives in the officially nonpartisan race.
Hagedorn campaign adviser Stephan Thompson tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in a story Tuesday that Neubauer not disclosing the names “raises serious ethical questions about Neubauer’s personal judgment.”
Neubauer campaign manager Tyler Hendricks says she is following state disclosure laws in not including the names of hundreds of businesses and government entities that bought supplies from Kranz Inc., a firm owned by her husband Jeff.
Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Brian Hagedorn is releasing the first television ad of the race that pits him against fellow state appeals court judge Lisa Neubauer.
The spot released Tuesday will begin airing Wednesday in Milwaukee and Green Bay as part of a $50,000 ad buy.
It tells the story of how the newborn Hagedorn and his wife Christina adopted was born addicted to opioids because of her birth mother’s use of drugs.
Hagedorn’s ad comes in the wake of accusations from opponents that he’s unfit to serve because he helped found a private Christian elementary school in 2016 that bars anyone working there from being in a same-sex relationship and could expel students who are LGBTQ.
Hagedorn tells The Associated Press he’s being unfairly attacked and the ad is an attempt to focus the race on issues that he says matter.