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Kaul Declares Victory in Wisconsin Attorney General's Race

Kaul Declares Victory in Wisconsin Attorney General's Race

Created: November 07, 2018 11:00 AM

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Democrat Josh Kaul is declaring himself Wisconsin's next attorney general even though his race with Republican incumbent Brad Schimel remains too close to call.

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Unofficial results Wednesday morning showed Kaul leading by almost 23,000 votes, or less than 1 percentage point, with the unofficial vote nearly complete.

Schimel said in a statement that it "appears" Kaul has won, but he will wait for the official canvass.

Kaul called himself the attorney general in a brief appearance outside the Dane County courthouse Wednesday morning. He thanked his family and supporters and promised to work to expand Medicare coverage and withdraw the state from a federal lawsuit challenging the Affordable Care Act.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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