Screnock refuses to release letter to NRA in court race
Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Michael Screnock refuses to release a letter he sent to the National Rifle Association that resulted in winning the group's endorsement.
His opponent Rebecca Dallet is now making the NRA's support of Screnock a key part of her campaign against him for a 10-year seat on Wisconsin's highest court.
The NRA's political action committee announced its endorsement of Screnock the day before a Florida high school shooting that left 17 people dead. Its tweet backing Screnock came just before the shooting, a fact Dallet has used in fundraising pleas to her backers.
Screnock spokesman Sean Lansing said Monday that Screnock told the NRA that his "fidelity is to upholding the rule of law, interpreting our Constitution as it was originally intended, and respecting our separation of powers."
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