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Supreme Court Justice election affected by turmoil in Madison

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By Bonnie Shelton

WAUSAU (WAOW)--Voters will head to the polls in just over a week to vote in the Supreme Court Justice Race. With the budget battle still raging across Wisconsin, will the turmoil in Madison affect voters?

Candidates JoAnne Kloppenburg and Justice David Prosser will face off on April 5th.

Newsline 9 spoke with people in Wausau Monday, and opinions varied on the impact of the situation in Madison.

Some people said they won't let attack ads and budget talk influence their vote. Others argued you can't ignore what Governor Scott Walker is doing or the budget crisis in Wisconsin.

Most people agreed they are going to do their best to flush out the candidates and their history before heading to the polls.

"Madison won't affect my vote," said Sue Roeske of Rothschild.

Meanwhile, another woman in Wausau who didn't want to give her name said, "Citizens more now than ever need to find out for themselves what's going on and who people are."

Some pro-union supporters have backed Kloppenburg, while Republican Representatives including Senator Pam Galloway have supported Prosser. Voters will head to the polls on April 5th.

Online Reporter: Bonnie Shelton

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