Walker appointee, judge, prof face off in high court primary

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Voters will choose between a Republican appointee, a Madison judge and a law professor as they narrow the field in a state Supreme Court primary Tuesday.

Conservative incumbent Justice Dan Kelly and liberal-leaning Jill Karofsky and Ed Fallone all are seeking a 10-year term on the court.

Then-Gov. Scott Walker appointed Kelly to the bench in 2016.

Karofsky has served as a Dane County circuit judge since 2017.

Fallone has taught law at Marquette University for 27 years.  

The top two primary vote-getters advance to the general election in April.

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