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Attorney General candidate Toney seeks support in La Crosse County

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Statewide elections for next year are starting to heat up in Wisconsin. 

Republican Rebecca Kleefisch has just launched her campaign to unseat Governor Tony Evers.  And the GOP also is eager to take back the attorney general job from Democrat Josh Kaul. 

Fond du Lac County district attorney Eric Toney was the first Republican to enter the race against Kaul, back in April. 

Toney visited the La Crosse area on Thursday, and noted that he has dozens of endorsements from law enforcement. He picked up the endorsement of Sheriff Jeff Wolf, during an event at the La Crosse Country Club.   

Toney says Kaul has not done his job well, especially in response to race-related violence in the state last year.

“Especially when we saw what happened in Kenosha, where the attorney general’s office, DCI, was the one that was investigating that officer-involved shooting,” he says, citing the Jacob Blake case. “And the governor gave out irresponsible misinformation that was reckless and dangerous, condemning and convicting a police officer with no facts.”    

Toney is in his ninth year as DA of Fond du Lac County, and he says a prosecutor is needed to run the state justice department.  The other Republican in the race is Ryan Owens, a UW law professor.         

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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