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Wisconsin court primary to set stage for April


MADISON (AP) -- Wisconsin will soon know who will square off for a seat on the state Supreme Court.

Three attorneys are vying to take Justice David Prosser's job. Voters will go to the polls beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday to whittle the field of four to two. The survivors will face off in the April 5 general election. The winner gets a 10-year term on the court.

Despite forecasts for decent weather across most of the state, election officials predict only about 10 percent of the state's voters will journey to the polls. They say that's a typical turnout for most spring primary elections.

Prosser has sat on the court since 1998. Also in the mix is Assistant Attorney General JoAnne Kloppenburg, public defender Marla Stephens and family law attorney Joel Winnig.

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