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State Supreme Court candidates debate in Madison


MADISON (WKOW) -- The contention in the state Supreme Court has been a consistent topic in the latest justice race and it was again Tuesday, when the two candidates debated at the Madison Club.

Incumbent Justice Pat Roggensack says the court's work has not been hampered by a summer 2011 incident in which Justice Ann Walsh Bradley claims Justice David Prosser tried to choke her.

Challenger Ed Fallone says it has been a continued distraction and hurt the court credibility with the public.

"Certainly the members of the public I talk to, to this date, are still concerned about the fact there is no resolution and no accountability," Fallone said.

Roggensack says the public should have confidence the justices could resolve the matter amongst themselves.

"Because I told them I will work on it until it is resolved and I've given them my word. And I don't give my word lightly," said Roggensack.

The election for the state Supreme Court is Tuesday, April 2. The winner will serve a 10-year term on the state's high court.

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