Republican Surge Helps Carry Bradley to Supreme Court Win
Republican voters casting ballots in Wisconsin’s presidential primary have helped carry Rebecca Bradley to a 10-year seat on the state Supreme Court.
Bradley defeated JoAnne Kloppenburg in Tuesday’s election, pushing past negative headlines over her inflammatory college writings bashing gays, AIDS suffers and feminists.
Republican Gov. Scott Walker appointed Bradley to the high court in December, making her the incumbent going into the election. After the writings surfaced several weeks ago, Bradley apologized on the campaign trail and pledged that her views had changed.
Kloppenburg campaign manager Melissa Mulliken says conservatives who came out to vote for Ted Cruz or Donald Trump in the presidential primary checked off Bradley on their ballots as well, carrying her to victory.
Cruz carried Wisconsin, slowing Trump’s bid to win the GOP nomination outright.