- Associated Press - Monday, September 28, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker is seeking applicants for a vacancy on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, but is not saying whether he will rule out appointing one of three judges who are running for the seat.

The opening is to fill the remainder of Justice Patrick Crooks’ term, which runs through July 31. Crooks died in office last week. He was not seeking re-election.

Appeals Court judges JoAnne Kloppenburg and Rebecca Bradley, along with Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Joe Donald, had all announced their plans to run before Crooks died.

A Kloppenburg spokeswoman says she will not apply for the appointment. The other campaigns did not immediately reply. The application deadline is Friday.

Four advocacy groups earlier Monday called on Walker not to appoint any of the three judges who were running.

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