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Waukesha County DA announces run for attorney general

Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel
Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel

WAUKESHA, WI (WTAQ) - Waukesha County's chief prosecutor is the first to enter the wide open race for Wisconsin's attorney general in next fall's election. 

Waukesha District Attorney Brad Schimel announced his bid to run for the seat that's being given up by fellow Republican J.B. Van Hollen. 

Schimel said he has support of 17 other county district attorneys -- and he's overwhelmed by the numbers of law enforcement people coming out to support him. 

Assembly Democrat Jon Richards is still considering the possibility of entering the race. 

State Professional Police union chief Jim Palmer says he thinking about running as an independent.