Wisconsin: “Burns says his approach to Supreme Court race most honest way to run”


Middleton attorney Tim Burns said he has not started to process whether his approach to the Supreme Court primary was a mistake.

But he believes it is the most honest way to run.

“I am still just 100 percent, wholly committed to the idea that judges need to run this way and they need to behave this way,” said Burns, who ran as an unabashed progressive. “They’re nominated for the court. We can’t just let these guys go controlling our society without demanding what their values are.”

With nearly three-fourths of precincts in, Burns was a distant third in the three-way race, according to unofficial returns collected by The Associated Press.

Patrick Marley:

Burns said he was surprised by the results because people had responded so well when he talked to them about his liberal viewpoint. He said he would spend a couple of days deciding whether to endorse Dallet or stay out of the general election campaign. He said there was no way he would back Screnock.

“I obviously have been pretty vocal about my concerns about the right wing of the Republican Party,” he said. “I just disagree so much with (Screnock’s) political views. I believe it will impact him as a judge.”



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