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Supreme Court candidate Hagedorn meets voters in La Crosse

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Wisconsin’s next Supreme Court election is less than three months away, and the two candidates for the court are making their way to the La Crosse area to meet voters.

Appeals Judge Brian Hagedorn visited La Crosse on Saturday, to speak at a meeting of county Republican Party members.

Hagedorn launched his campaign in August, and is running against another judge from the District 2 appeals court in Waukesha, Lisa Neubauer.

The winner in April will succeed the retiring Shirley Abrahamson, who is ending 43 years as a state Supreme Court justice.

Hagedorn says he has “no thumb on the scale,” and wants to see the court system become less political.

He says his job as a judge is “to say what the law is, and not what I think the law should be.”

The justice elected in April will serve a 10-year term, starting in August.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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