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Wisconsin Supreme Court: Incumbent Dan Kelly outraises challengers

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel logo Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel 7/15/2019 Molly Beck
Daniel Kelly wearing a suit and tie: Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Daniel Kelly. © Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Daniel Kelly.

MADISON - Supreme Court Justice Dan Kelly raised more than double what his challengers did in the first weeks of a bid for a 10-year term on the state's highest court. 

Kelly raised $243,794 since June while Dane County Judge Jill Karofsky pulled in $121,000 and Marquette University Law School professor Ed Fallone brought in $73,423, according to campaign aides and finance reports.

Karofsky's total includes a $15,000 personal loan and Fallone gave his campaign $20,000.

All three candidates will compete in a Feb. 18 primary election. The two candidates with the most votes will be on the ballot in an April 7 general election, a date that coincides with presidential primary voting in Wisconsin.

Kelly was appointed to the court in 2016 by former Gov. Scott Walker after working as an attorney for the Milwaukee law firm Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren and as the vice president and general counsel for the Kern Family Foundation.

Daniel Kelly wearing a suit and tie © Provided by Gannett Co., Inc.

Karofsky was elected to the Dane County court in 2017 after working as the director of the Office of Crime Victim Services at the state Department of Justice and as a Dane County prosecutor. 

Fallone is a law professor at Marquette University and unsuccessfully ran against Supreme Court Chief Justice Patience Roggensack in 2013.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Contact Molly Beck at molly.beck@jrn.com. Follow her on Twitter at @MollyBeck.

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