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UPDATE: Happ concedes Wisconsin attorney general race

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JOHNSON CREEK (WKOW) -- Democrat Susan Happ left her supporters with a positive message Tuesday night as her campaign came to an end.

The Jefferson County district attorney thanked her supporters in her concession speech after the polls closed. She conceded the race to Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel, before it was officially called.

Happ told the crowd she's happy to have been able to raise important issues throughout the campaign and brought the public's attention to what she says should be the focus of the future leader of the Department of Justice.

"I don't regret for a minute that we made the effort and fought the good fight and I hope you don't regret it either," Happ told her supporters. "I'm proud of the campaign we ran, that we never sank into negativity or divisiveness."

Happ says she's looking toward the future and will be ready for whatever comes next.


 MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Democrat Susan Happ has conceded the Wisconsin attorney general race to Republican Brad Schimel.
   Schimel, the Waukesha County district attorney, and Happ, the Jefferson County district attorney, were both vying to replace outgoing Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen.
   They were locked in one of the tightest attorney general races Wisconsin has seen in years, with Schimel accusing Happ of being soft on crime and Happ countering that Schimel would be a GOP robot who would blindly defend any law Republican legislators pass.

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