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    October 28, 2022

    Candidates for Wisconsin Attorney General Debate at State Bar Center

    Candidates for Wisconsin Attorney General squared off to debate the issues at a forum hosted by the State Bar.
    AG Debate

    Candidates for Wisconsin Attorney General, incumbent Josh Kaul (left) and challenger Eric Toney, debated Oct. 27 at the State Bar Center in Madison.

    Oct. 28, 2022 – With the Nov. 8 election looming, candidates for Wisconsin Attorney General – incumbent Josh Kaul and challenger Eric Toney – squared off yesterday (Oct. 27) to debate the issues facing Wisconsin.

    The State Bar of Wisconsin hosted the debate at the State Bar Center in Madison, in partnership with and WISC-TV.

    News 3 Now Anchor Eric Franke moderated the debate with questions from panelists Emilee Fannon (CBS-58), Will Kenneally (WISC-TV), and JR Ross (WisPolitics).

    WISC-TV in Madison and WKBT-TV in La Crosse aired the debate and streamed it live. Missed it? Watch now.

    Topics covered:

    • Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) budget and use of resources
    • Campaign endorsements
    • Top priorities to assist local law enforcement
    • Prosecutorial discretion
    • Bail reform
    • DOJ caseloads and crime lab backlogs, including sexual assault evidence
    • Abortion law enforcement
    • Election law enforcement
    • Campaign advertising
    • Firearm regulation
    • Law enforcement on opioids

    Watch now.

    About the Candidates

    Eric Toney (challenger), a 2010 graduate of Hamline University School of Law, has served as the district attorney for Fond du Lac County since 2013.

    Josh Kaul (incumbent), a 2007 graduate of Stanford Law School, is a former federal prosecutor and has served as the state’s attorney general since 2018.

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