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Prosser and Kloppenburg vie for State Supreme Court position


(WAOW) -- With just a few days before this week's state supreme court election, we take a closer look at these two candidates.

Incumbent Justice David Prosser said he loves the work he does and hopes voters see that he has been a capable justice. He said the ads claiming he's a rubber stamp to Governor Walker are just wrong.

"I've known a lot of people in the political process over the years," said Prosser. "The governor is in one branch of government. I'm in another branch. He does his thing. I do my thing."

Prosser has served on the State Supreme Court for the past twelve years.

Challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg has served as a litigator and prosecutor at the Wisconsin Department of Justice since 1989. Even though talk about the race seems to keep returning to the governor's bill, she maintains her neutral stance.

"I said I was running to restore people's confidence in the independence and impartiality of the court," said Kloppenburg. "My opponent through his conduct, campaign and words has indicated he sees himself as having a partisan approach to making a decision in the court."

Kloppenburg has argued numerous cases before the state Supreme Court and in the Wisconsin Court of Appeals. She's also tried cases in circuit courts around the state.

Online Reporter: Anna Carrera

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