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Sawyer Co. Judge Wants Name Removed from Candidate's Website

Sawyer County Judge John Yackel is upset that a Supreme Court candidate is listing him as a supporter. Sawyer County Judge John Yackel is upset that a Supreme Court candidate is listing him as a supporter. |  Photo: WDIO-TV file

Created: March 29, 2018 04:35 PM

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A Sawyer County judge listed as endorsing Rebecca Dallet for Wisconsin Supreme Court says he actually supports her opponent Michael Screnock.

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Judge John Yackel said Thursday that he never gave Dallet permission to list his name among the circuit court judges who support her candidacy. Yackel was listed on both Dallet and Screnock's websites Thursday.

Yackel says he spoke with Dallet by phone but she never asked for his endorsement and he never gave it. Yackel describes himself as politically right-center and wants his name removed from her website.

Dallet's spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Two other judges who initially endorsed Dallet have recently publicly rescinded their backing leading up to Tuesday's election.

Conservatives are backing Screnock while liberals are supporting Dallet.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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