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Former Wisconsin assistant attorney generals blast Schimel

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Posted at 12:57 PM, Aug 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-26 13:57:14-04

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A group of former assistant Wisconsin attorneys generals are attacking Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel as he fights for re-election.

Schimel's opponent, Democrat Josh Kaul, released a letter Monday signed by forty-five assistant attorneys general.

The letter calls the attorney general's office a "mess" and ticks off a number of Kaul talking points, including delays in testing sexual assault evidence kits and Schimel's decisions to challenge former President Barack Obama's administration's clean power regulations and buy promotional coins.

The list of signers includes at least 10 who worked for Schimel and 20 who worked for his predecessor, Republican J.B. Van Hollen.

Kaul spokeswoman Gillian Drummond says the AAGs drafted the letter and gave it to Kaul.

Schimel campaign manager Johnny Koremenos didn't immediately reply to an email seeking comment.