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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

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Bradley: Positive message will continue, April electorate will be different

Justice Rebecca Bradley said her positive message in the primary helped her place first in the three-way race and predicted a different electorate come April than what turned out today.

She also downplayed any impact Gov. Scott Walker's appointment of her to the bench may have played in the primary.

"Voters appreciate I've run a positive campaign," she said. "I simply presented my qualifications and credentials along with my judicial philosophy, and I was well received."

With 98 percent of precincts in, 549,045 votes had been cast in the Supreme Court primary. In 2013, the last time there was a three-way primary for the court, 363,675 people voted in the primary.

Bradley said the presidential race has pulled voters' attention from the state campaign, but predicted more attention will be paid to the general election April 5.

She also did not think Walker played a role in how voters viewed her.

"Most people appreciate the governor was doing his constitutional duty to appoint a justice after the sad passing of Justice Patrick Crooks, and I am standing for election, so it's ultimately up to the voters to select their justice," she said.

-- By JR Ross


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