Happ wins Democratic attorney general primary

In this Aug. 5, 2014, photo Susan Happ, one of three Democrats battling to become Wisconsin Attorney General, participates in a debate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School in Madison, Wis.
In this Aug. 5, 2014, photo Susan Happ, one of three Democrats battling to become Wisconsin Attorney General, participates in a debate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/State Journal, John Hart)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ has won the Democratic nomination for attorney general.

She beat Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne and state Rep. Jon Richards, of Milwaukee in Tuesday’s primary.

Happ will face Republican Brad Schimel in the Nov. 4 general election. Schimel, the Waukesha County district attorney, is the only GOP candidate in the race. Incumbent Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen isn’t seeking a third term.

Happ’s victory comes in her first statewide run for office. Richards had been in the state Assembly since 1999 and gave up his seat to run for attorney general.

Happ’s only campaign ad so far featured her riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

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