MADISON — Wisconsin
Supreme Court Justice Dan Kelly will square off next
month against his two challengers in their first
Kelly, Jill Karofsky
and Ed Fallone are slated to appear at a debate at the
Foley and Lardner law firm's Madison offices on Nov.
19. The three candidates will face off in a February
primary. The top two vote-getters will advance to a
general election in April.
Then-Gov. Scott Walker
appointed Kelly to the court in 2016 to finish
retiring Justice David Prosser's term. Karofsky is a
Dane County judge. Fallone is a Marquette University
law professor. Supreme Court races are officially
non-partisan but Republicans support Kelly and
Democrats back Karofsky and Fallone.
The election could
serve as an indicator of Republicans' chances across
the state heading into the fall election season.