Friday, March 23rd

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Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates Rebecca Dallet and Michael Screnock debate earlier this month in Milwaukee.(Photo: Rick Wood / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)Buy Photo

MADISON - Former President Barack Obama's attorney general will campaign in Milwaukee and Madison this week to boost Rebecca Dallet's campaign for state Supreme Court.

Eric Holder, who served as attorney general from 2009 to 2015, will make stops in the state's Democratic powerhouses as the head of the National Redistricting Committee, according to Politico.

The group is spending $140,000 on digital ads backing Dallet and last month sued GOP Gov. Scott Walker to try to force him to hold elections to fill two vacant seats in the state Legislature.

Holder had earlier announced he would campaign this month in Wisconsin but had not said specifically when he would be here. 

The visit is the latest example that shows state Supreme Court races, while officially nonpartisan, are highly politicized.