From a statement released by Democratic State Rep. Chris Taylor on Thursday.

“Over the past several weeks, I’ve been humbled by the encouragement and support I’ve received from family, friends and supporters as I’ve considered a campaign for Attorney General.

“Wisconsinites have witnessed an increased politicization of the state’s Attorney General position under J.B. Van Hollen. The Attorney General is not just the ‘top cop,’ but also must defend our most fundamental constitutional rights. In this regard, Mr. Van Hollen has failed miserably at his job. The next Attorney General must not be afraid to stand up for Wisconsinites, even when it means standing up to their own political party.

“While defending people’s civil rights is a passion of mine, I’ve decided after careful consideration, I will not be a candidate for Attorney General at this time. I love my job as a state representative. With such critical work to be done in the legislature, I will continue to focus my efforts on representing the people of the 76th Assembly district.”

Rep.Taylor’s decision not to run for Attorney General sets up a likely two person Democratic primary, with Democratic State Rep. Jon Richards and Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne.

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3 Responses to Rep. Taylor will not run for Attorney General

  1. John Casper says:

    Zach, thanks for the 411.

  2. Ed Heinzelman says:

    She may not want to enter this race…but from her high profile presence on the internet and in the media…she has something bigger than the assembly in her sights!

  3. AJ says:

    A primary here would be good. I want to see which candidate wants to save state resources and in which areas they propose doing so.

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