Washington, DC: Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul has won his second term as Wisconsin attorney general.
Kaul had 50.7% of the vote, and his Republican challenger Eric Toney had 49.3%.
“It has been the honor of a lifetime to serve as attorney general for the last four years and it is an incredible privilege to have the opportunity to continue serving over the course of the next four years,” Kaul said on the Capitol steps.
It was a critical race in battleground Wisconsin, one of the many states nationwide where both parties have turned to attorneys general over the last decade to challenge the other side’s policies in state and federal court.
Since Kaul won his first term in 2018, he has filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn the state’s 173-year-old abortion ban, defended 2020 election results that showed Democrat Joe Biden won the state and joined a number of multistate lawsuits challenging Trump administration policies. Those have included a rollback of the Endangered Species Act and changes to the Affordable Care Act that would have removed protections for women, LGBTQ individuals and non-English speakers.