Former Wisconsin AG Lautenschlauger to help Hassett campaign

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June 7, 2010

MADISON, Wisconsin: Former Wisconsin Attorney General Peggy Lautenschlager is set to return to the state political stage, albeit it briefly, as a "special guest" at a Democratic fundraiser for Scott Hassett.[1] Hassett, a former secretary for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), is running for state attorney general against Republican incumbent J.B. Van Hollen. The invitation to the event, set to take place on Thursday, June 24 at the Madison home of Lindsey Lee and Beth Rosen, quotes Lautenschlager remarking that "Hassett would bring integrity and independence to a Justice Department that’s dominated by the political dictates of the far right.”[2]

Lautenschlager has mostly kept herself out of the state political limelight ever since losing her bid for re-election as Wisconsin Attorney General four years ago. Controversy surrounding her arrest for DUI with a state-owned vehicle in February 2004 largely overshadowed her efforts to successfully wage effective campaign efforts and she went on to lose the Democratic primary contest to Kathleen Falk, who then lost in the general election to J.B. Van Hollen.

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