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Democratic Attorney General race up in the air on election day

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Democratic voters went to the polls Tuesday with the rare chance to cast a vote in a statewide race that is somewhat unpredictable.

Three candidates are vying to become the party's nominee for Attorney General: Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne, Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ and State Representative Jon Richards of Milwaukee.

Richards won a straw poll at the Democratic Party of Wisconsin convention in June, with 50 percent of the delegates voting for him.  Happ got 33 percent, with Ozanne receiving 16 percent of the vote.

Richards has also raised the most money of all the candidates, but Happ outraised Richards in July and some Democratic insiders believe she has a lot of momentum entering Tuesday's primary.

Ozanne raised far less money than Richards and Happ and is still expected to finish a distant third.

The winner of tonight's primary will face Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel, the lone Republican candidate for Attorney General.

Attorney General J. B. Van Hollen will step down from the job at the end of 2014.

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