- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 16, 2016

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Latest on the Wisconsin state Supreme Court primary (all times local):

9:05 p.m.

Appeals Court Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg has advanced in the Wisconsin Supreme Court primary election.

Kloppenburg moved forward on Tuesday after a campaign that has been marked by partisanship.

The success gives her a chance to avenge a narrow loss to Justice David Prosser in 2011. She will face incumbent Justice Rebecca Bradley, who was appointed to a vacancy on the court by Gov. Scott Walker in October.

Kloppenburg and Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Joe Donald had framed their campaigns as a push back against a conservative majority on the court that they say has improperly made politically driven decisions. They have said Bradley would further tip the court that direction.

Voters will select the next justice April 5.

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9 p.m.

Justice Rebecca Bradley has advanced in the Wisconsin Supreme Court primary election.

Bradley moved forward on Tuesday after a campaign that has been marked by partisanship.

Her opponents - Appeals Court Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg and Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Joe Donald - framed their campaigns as a push back against a conservative majority that they say has made rulings based on political agendas. The challengers say Bradley would further tip the court that direction.

Bradley was appointed to a spot on the state Supreme Court by Gov. Scott Walker in October.

Voters will select the next justice April 5

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9:45 a.m.

Wisconsin primary voters are winnowing three candidates for the state Supreme Court to two who will compete in the April 5 election.

Gov. Scott Walker appointed Rebecca Bradley to the court following the September death of N. Patrick Crooks. Appeals Court Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg and Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Joe Donald are challenging Bradley for a spot on the court.

All three say their impartiality makes them uniquely suited for the job. Donald has cast Kloppenburg as the choice of liberals - even as he has won the endorsement of some Democratic politicians. The incumbent Bradley is the conservatives’ pick who would further tip the court’s balance in that direction.

A photo ID is required to vote in Tuesday’s primary.

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