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Jefferson Co. prosecutor enters race for AG


MADISON (WKOW) -- Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ is entering the race for Wisconsin attorney general.

Happ filed paperwork with the Government Accountability Board on Wednesday, announcing she has formed a campaign.

Happ is a Democrat perhaps best known for prosecuting Edward Edwards, a former drifter accused in the 2009 killing of a teenage couple in 1980.

Her entry sets up a three-way Democratic primary for attorney general. Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne and state Rep. Jon Richards of Milwaukee have already declared their candidacies.

Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel is the only Republican in the race so far.

Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen, a Republican, announced last year he would not to seek re-election in 2014.

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