MADISON, Wis. — The Latest on Attorney General Brad Schimel announcing his run for re-election run (all times local):
Attorney General Brad Schimel isn't mentioning he's a Republican in his re-election campaign announcements.
Schimel announced Thursday he's officially running for a second term in a year where Democrats hope to channel voter anger toward Republican President Donald Trump into wins. He issued a news release announcing the run as well as an online ad touting his work to combat opioid abuse, human trafficking and elder abuse.
The news release doesn't mention Schimel is a Republican and a narrator in the ad calls Schimel "independent."
Schimel campaign aide Matthew Dobler didn't immediately reply to an email asking why Schimel didn't mention that he's a Republican.
Schimel has supported Trump and repeatedly touted lawsuits he's filed against former President Barack Obama's administration. Schimel and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton last week filed a lawsuit challenging the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate.