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Expensive, partisan Wisconsin high court race nears end

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By SCOTT BAUER
Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- An expensive and openly partisan Wisconsin Supreme Court race is nearing an end.

Voters cast their ballots Tuesday in the race between Milwaukee County Judge Rebecca Dallet and Sauk County Judge Michael Screnock for a 10-year term on the high court.

The state's spring election is capping weeks of intense campaigning. Dallet drew the support of liberals including former Attorney General Eric Holder and former Vice President Joe Biden.

Screnock was the conservative choice -- an appointee of Republican Gov. Scott Walker who had the backing of the state GOP and the state chamber of commerce.

Both candidates argued the other couldn't be trusted to serve as an independent voice on the state's highest court.

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