MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The latest battle over the ideological balance of the Wisconsin Supreme Court plays out in the Feb. 20 primary, where one of three candidates will be eliminated ahead of a spring election.
The race shapes up with one clearly conservative candidate and two more liberal choices.
Madison attorney Tim Burns has been the most outspokenly liberal. Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Rebecca Dallet has sought to portray herself as more moderate while still aiming at some of Burns' voters.
Sauk County Circuit Judge Michael Screnock has the backing of conservatives, including anti-abortion groups.
Even though it's not officially partisan, the race could be a bellwether for how Republicans and Democrats stand heading into the fall. But turnout is expected to be low.
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